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neural circuits. Indeed, it is able to even be the case that the equal population of neurons can help specialcognitive functions. Thus, interest of a area in or extra obligations, or impairment on a couple of tasksbecause of a unmarried, small lesion, might be explained both by using a commonplace underlying feature orby more than one functions (Duncan & Owen, 2000; Farah, 1994; Shallice, 1988; Rumelhart & McClelland,1986). Finally, both lesion technique and useful imaging share a reliance on ceteris paribus assumptions: thata unmarried variable is being manipulated and all other matters are equal. Ceteris paribus assumptions createproblems which might be approach-unique, but the underlying philosophical trouble is one that all methodsproportion. For instance, in lesion research, a loss of reorganization is generally assumed: All different neuralregions in a lesioned mind are assumed to be acting the same duties they achieved prior to lesion acquisition,and now not acquiring the capabilities of the lesioned vicinity. (This assumption nearly virtually does nolonger maintain in continual-degree lesion patients; Farah, 2004.) In useful imaging studies, it is assumedthat two tasks that vary theoretically in a unmarried cognitive manner do not differentially recruit neuralregions for theoretically shared assignment components (Posner, Petersen, Fox, & Raichle, 1988). (Thisassumption is likewise not likely to maintain; Friston et al., 1996.) In addition to these shared inferentialtroubles, there is an important distinction in the kinds of inferences that can be drawn from purposefulimaging and lesion strategies. In evaluation to lesion research, functional imaging studies are always

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