Network modularity as a foundation for neural reuse

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Journal Article

© 2019 by the Philosophy of Science Association. All rights reserved. The neural reuse framework developed primarily by Michael Anderson proposes that brain regions are involved in multiple and diverse cognitive tasks and that brain regions flexibly and dynamically interact in different combinations to carry out cognitive functioning. We argue that the evidence cited by Anderson and others falls short of supporting the fundamental principles of neural reuse. We map out this problem and provide solutions by drawing on recent advances in network neuroscience, and we argue that methods employed in network neuroscience provide the means to fully engage in a research program operating under the principles of neural reuse.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stanley, ML; Gessell, B; De Brigard, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 46

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-767X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-8248

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/701037

Citation Source

  • Scopus