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NEUROPHILOSOPHY: MSU RESEARCHER MELDS PHILOSOPHY, NEUROSCIENCE By Hannah Rinehart

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o those that see science and philosophy as two diverse

works and ‘bigger’ questions about it,” Bickle explained. “Little was

fields whose paths rarely cross, professor John Bickle

I to realize back then how lucky I was because ‘neurophilosophy’ was

responds: Nothing could be further from the truth.

about to take off as a new interdisciplinary field just down the road

Bickle is head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion in Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences. Simultaneously, he holds a research appointment in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. “I studied both psychobiology and philosophy as an undergraduate at UCLA, mainly due to an interest in the brain, how it

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from me at UC San Diego. “I just happened to be at the right place at the right time,” added the 1989 University of California, Irvine, doctoral graduate. Bickle said his graduate work at Irvine in both philosophy of science and the neurobiology of learning and memory at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory “afforded the opportunity to work in both fields all my career.” He noted that the center long has

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