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Becoming an expert: Ontogeny of expertise as an example of neural reuse

  • Alessandro Guida (a1), Guillermo Campitelli (a2) and Fernand Gobet (a3)

In this commentary, we discuss an important pattern of results in the literature on the neural basis of expertise: (a) decrease of cerebral activation at the beginning of acquisition of expertise and (b) functional cerebral reorganization as a consequence of years of practice. We show how these two results can be integrated with the neural reuse framework.

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