There is no brain: Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology

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There is no brain : Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology. / Gruber, David R.

In: Body & Society, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2019, p. 56-87.

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Gruber, DR 2019, 'There is no brain: Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology', Body & Society, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 56-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X19838320

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Gruber, D. R. (2019). There is no brain: Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology. Body & Society, 25(2), 56-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X19838320

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Gruber DR. There is no brain: Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology. Body & Society. 2019;25(2):56-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X19838320

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Gruber, David R. / There is no brain : Rethinking neuroscience through a nomadic ontology. In: Body & Society. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 56-87.

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