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Modularity in network neuroscience and neural reuse

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 June 2016

Matthew L. Stanley
Affiliation:
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. mls103@duke.edu
Felipe De Brigard
Affiliation:
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. mls103@duke.edu Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. felipe.debrigard@duke.eduwww.felipedebrigard.com Department of Philosophy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.

Abstract

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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Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2016 

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