ISSUES IN THE LOCALIZATION OF BRAIN
[bottom of page 9 of handout]
- Genetic Predetermination vs Plasticity
- Individual Differences both Genetic and
- SCALE: single neurons to hemispheres; functions localized permanently or transiently?
- Local organization vs distributed systems
- Dedicated or general purpose functions
(e.g. STM? “Seeing”)
- Degree of content or domain specificity for dedicated
- What is “a function”?
(what a neuron does, what a brain region does, what an
animal does, or what a person does?)