Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):268-269 (2010)

Vincent Bergeron
University of Ottawa
Neural reuse theories suggest that, in the course of evolution, a brain structure may acquire or lose a number of cognitive uses while maintaining its cognitive workings (or low-level operations) fixed. This, in turn, suggests that homologous structures may have very different cognitive uses, while sharing the same workings. And this, essentially, is homology thinking applied to brain function
Keywords Neural reuse  cognitive homology  workings  brain evolution
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x10001111
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