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neural circuits. Indeed, it is able to also be the case that the equal populace of neurons can assist specialcognitive functions. Thus, activity of a region in or more obligations, or impairment on multiple tasksbecause of a unmarried, small lesion, might be defined either by means of a not unusual underlyingcharacteristic or through more than one features (Duncan & Owen, 2000; Farah, 1994; Shallice, 1988;Rumelhart & McClelland, 1986). Finally, both lesion approach and practical imaging percentage a relianceon ceteris paribus assumptions: that a unmarried variable is being manipulated and all different things areidentical. Ceteris paribus assumptions create issues which can be technique-unique, but the underlyingphilosophical trouble is one that each one methods share. For example, in lesion studies, a loss ofreorganization is normally assumed: All different neural areas in a lesioned brain are assumed to beperforming the equal tasks they carried out prior to lesion acquisition, and not acquiring the capabilities ofthe lesioned location. (This assumption almost truly does not keep in chronic-level lesion patients; Farah,2004.) In practical imaging studies, it's far assumed that two obligations that range theoretically in a singlecognitive system do now not differentially recruit neural regions for theoretically shared venture additives(Posner, Petersen, Fox, & Raichle, 1988). (This assumption is likewise unlikely to hold; Friston et al., 1996.)In addition to those shared inferential issues, there is an important distinction in the sorts of inferences thatmay be drawn from functional imaging and lesion strategies. In comparison to lesion research, practical

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