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Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2012 Nov;36(10):2232-47. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.08.002. Epub 2012 Aug 18.

Neurocognitive networks: findings, models, and theory.

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Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Behavioral Sciences Rm 326/304, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. meehan@ccs.fau.edu

Abstract

Through its early history, cognitive neuroscience largely followed a modular paradigm wherein high-level cognitive functions were mapped onto locally segregated brain regions. However, recent evidence drives a continuing shift away from modular theories of cognitive brain function, and toward theories which hold that cognition arises from the integrated activity of large-scale, distributed networks of brain regions. A growing consensus favors the fundamental concept of this new paradigm: the large-scale cognitive brain network, or neurocognitive network. This consensus was the motivation for Neurocognitive Networks 2010 (NCN 2010), a conference sponsored by the Cognitive Neuroscience Program of the National Science Foundation, organized by Drs. Steven Bressler and Craig Richter of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and held at FAU in Boca Raton, FL on January 29-30, 2010. NCN 2010 gathered together some of today's leading investigators of neurocognitive networks. This paper serves to review their presentations as they relate to the paradigm of neurocognitive networks, as well as to compile the emergent themes, questions, and possible future research directions that arose from the conference.

PMID:
22921284
DOI:
10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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