Neural Circuits

Lise Menn lise.menn at Colorado.EDU
Thu Mar 3 18:18:57 UTC 2011

As far as I can see, it's a new experimental task, and as such, it's  
one of a large number of experiments over the past decade that have  
shown that the 1-to-1 assignment of what we think of as 'processes' to  
particular areas of the brain is wrong.But it would have been very  
hard to come up with anything better than that simple idea until brain  
imaging became sufficiently sensitive to show the rich (but not  
amorphous!) patterns of activation involved in doing anything cognitive.
	Tom Givon pointed out on a Facebook discussion yesterday that the old  
picture has been successfully challenged already, and that this is not  
a natural task. Both are true, but that doesn't detract from its value  
as another piece of the new picture.

On Mar 3, 2011, at 4:16 AM, jess tauber wrote:

> This is vxt new?
> Jess Tauber
> phonosemantics at

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