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Modularity in network neuroscience and neural reuse

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 June 2016

Matthew L. Stanley
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.
Felipe De Brigard
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Department of Philosophy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.


Neural reuse allegedly stands in stark contrast against a modular view of the brain. However, the development of unique modularity algorithms in network science has provided the means to identify functionally cooperating, specialized subsystems in a way that remains consistent with the neural reuse view and offers a set of rigorous tools to fully engage in Anderson's (2014) research program.

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