The Dangers of Cortical Brain Maps

Benjamin Yost Hayden

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The parcellation of the primate cerebral cortex into numbered regions, based on cytoarchitecture, has greatly helped neuroscientists in our quest to understand how the brain implements cognition. Nonetheless, these maps provide an unnecessarily constraining view of how we should do functional neuroanatomy. It is time to think more broadly. Doing so will help advance the goal of incorporating ideas about emergentist organization and interactional complexity into neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cognitive neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by National Institutes of Health grants R01 MH129439 and MH125377.

Funding Information:
National Institutes of Health, grant numbers: R01 MH129439 and MH125377.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural


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