In Defense of Modular Thinking

Brad Wyble

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In this issue, Pessoa emphasizes the importance of viewing neural activity from a perspective that functional networks form dynamically in a way that dramatically changes the functional contribution of individual brain areas. In this response, I argue that we should strive toward pluralism in understanding neural activity at both the emergent network and modular levels, on the bases that a purely emergent understanding would be incomplete, and that there are computational advantages to anatomically stable modularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cognitive neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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