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A note for Lesson no. 6, "Brains Make More Than One Kind of Mind," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 102‌ is:

[Scientists] try to tame the variation by organizing it into categories. They sort people into neat little boxes with labels.

See typology (from the webnotes for How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain).

For an accessible discussion of taxonomy and typology in science, see these references.[1][2]


  1. Miller, Lulu. 2020. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  2. Yoon, Carol Kaesuk. 2009. Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.