Reuse or re-function?

Daniela Aisenberg, Avishai Henik

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

3 Scopus citations


Simple specialization cannot account for brain functioning. Yet, we believe Anderson's reuse can be better explained by re-function. We suggest that functional demands shape brain changes and are the driving force behind reuse. For example, we suggest that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is built as an infrastructure for multi-functions rather than as a module for reuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-267
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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