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Neural Reuse and Recycling

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

“Neural reuse” refers to the exaptation of established and relatively fixed neural circuits without loss of original function/use. Reuse arises over the course of normal development and evolution. ... More


The Language Module Reconsidered

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There seems to be no language module, no elementary linguistic unit, no hardwired language organ. Language was probably assembled from older sensory-motor and nonlinguistic materials. Neuroimaging, ... More


The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

John Zerilli

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What conception of mental architecture can survive the evidence of neuroplasticity and neural reuse in the human brain? In particular, what sorts of modules are compatible with this evidence? This ... More


Modules Reconsidered: Whither Modularity?

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The previous chapter argued that we ought to regard dissociability as the sine qua non of modularity. As for what in the brain meets this standard of modularity, the only likely candidate will be ... More


Variations on Embodied Cognition

Shaun Gallagher

in Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794325
eISBN:
9780191840722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794325.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter maps out a range of embodied cognition (EC) theories, starting with ‘weak EC’, which focuses on body-formatted representations and the neural reuse hypothesis, and remains close to ... More


A Moderate Approach to Embodied Cognitive Science

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses a method for understanding embodied cognition which involves bodily representational codes and evidence regarding cognitive processes that the brain reuses. It offers a ... More


Setting the Scene

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The modularity of mind has been understood in various ways, amended as evidence from neuroscience has forced the theory to shed various structural assumptions. Neuroplasticity has, for better or ... More


Neoteny and Social Cognition: A Neuroscientific Perspective on Embodiment

Vittorio Gallese

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter will address the notion of embodiment from a neuroscientific perspective, by emphasizing the crucial role played by bodily relations and sociality on the evolution and development of ... More


Summing Up

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

No one denies the brain’s intricacy of structure and function. The debate has always been over what form this complexity takes. The most influential answer to this question for over 60 years—and the ... More


Are Modules Innate?

John Zerilli

in The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It should by now be clear that modules are sensitive with respect to such experiences as learning, injury, and sensory deprivation, regardless of how young or mature the organism happens to be. And ... More


A Brief History of Life and Brain Evolution

Frederick L. Coolidge

in Evolutionary Neuropsychology: An Introduction to the Evolution of the Structures and Functions of the Human Brain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190940942
eISBN:
9780190940973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940942.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter reviews some of the fundamentals of evolution, particularly adaptations and exaptations. Adaptations are physical or behavioral features that through natural selection aided survival and ... More


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