Massive modularity is consistent with most forms of neural reuse

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):289-290 (2010)
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Abstract

Anderson claims that the hypothesis of massive neural reuse is inconsistent with massive mental modularity. But much depends upon how each thesis is understood. We suggest that the thesis of massive modularity presented in Carruthers (2006) is consistent with the forms of neural reuse that are actually supported by the data cited, while being inconsistent with a stronger version of reuse that Anderson seems to support

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