"The history of psychology/neuroscience" equals "the data set of psychology/neuroscience"
"The history of psychology/neuroscience" equals "the whole data set"
Posted Jan 20, 2011
Scientists are by nature interested in new fancy machines that can reveal clues about the nature of the mind and brain. In general, the machines of today are more sophisticated than those of decades ago, leading to the view that newer is better. But such is not the case regarding data: Some old data from psychological experiments can be more informative than newer data, depending on how the data were collected and the nature of the data.