Localization of cognitive operations in the human brain

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Science  17 Jun 1988:
Vol. 240, Issue 4859, pp. 1627-1631
DOI: 10.1126/science.3289116


The human brain localizes mental operations of the kind posited by cognitive theories. These local computations are integrated in the performance of cognitive tasks such as reading. To support this general hypothesis, new data from neural imaging studies of word reading are related to results of studies on normal subjects and patients with lesions. Further support comes from studies in mental imagery, timing, and memory.

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