ISSUES IN THE LOCALIZATION OF BRAIN FUNCTION

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  1. Genetic Predetermination vs Plasticity

  2. Individual Differences both Genetic and Environmental

  3. SCALE: single neurons to hemispheres; functions localized permanently or transiently?

  4. Local organization vs distributed systems

  5. Dedicated or general purpose functions
    (e.g. STM? “Seeing”)

  6. Degree of content or domain specificity for dedicated functions

  7. What is “a function”?
    (what a neuron does, what a brain region does, what an animal does, or what a person does?)