A rigorous approach for testing the constructionist hypotheses of brain function

Gopikrishna Deshpande, K. Sathian, Xiaoping Hu, Joseph A. Buckhalt

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Although the target article provides strong evidence against the locationist view, evidence for the constructionist view is inconclusive, because co-activation of brain regions does not necessarily imply connectivity between them. We propose a rigorous approach wherein connectivity between co-activated regions is first modeled using exploratory Granger causality, and then confirmed using dynamic causal modeling or Bayesian modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-149
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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