Task Selectivity as a Comprehensive Principle for Brain Organization

Amir Amedi, Shir Hofstetter, Shachar Maidenbaum, Benedetta Heimler

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Abstract

How do the anatomically consistent functional selectivities of the brain emerge? A new study by Bola and colleagues reveals task selectivity in auditory rhythm-selective areas in congenitally deaf adults perceiving visual rhythm sequences. Here, we contextualize this result with accumulating evidence from animal and human studies supporting sensory-independent task specializations as a comprehensive principle shaping brain (re)organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes

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