The comparative biology of human nature

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Model organismism-the over-reliance on model organisms without sufficient attention to the adequacy of the models-continues to hobble our understanding of human brains and behaviors. I outline the problem of model organismism in contemporary biology and biomedicine, and discuss the virtues of a genuinely comparative biology for understanding ourselves, our evolutionary history, and our place in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-436
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Model organisms
  • Nature vs. nurture
  • Neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology


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