Large-scale networks in cognition: Emerging methods and principles | Steven Bressler • Vinod Menon

The study of cognition is moving beyond the idea that specific areas of the brain are independently responsible for the full range of cognitive functions. Scientists are learning more about how the coordinated activity of areas across the brain also plays a role in thought, feeling, and behavior. This network perspective involves exploring larger scales of interactions within the brain and the ways in which they help us to better understand cognition.

An understanding of how the human brain produces cognition ultimately depends on knowledge of large-scale brain organization. Although it has long been assumed that cognitive functions are attributable to the isolated operations of single brain areas, we demonstrate that the weight of evidence has now shifted in support of the view that cognition results from the dynamic interactions of distributed brain areas operating in large-scale networks. We… argue that the emerging science of large-scale brain networks provides a coherent framework for understanding of cognition. Critically, this framework allows a principled exploration of how cognitive functions emerge from, and are constrained by, core structural and functional networks of the brain.


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Large-scale networks in cognition: Emerging methods and principles | Steven Bressler • Vinod Menon

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