Intelligence is all about neural teamwork.
One of the ongoing challenges in neuroscience is to do equal justice to both functional localization and functional integration in the brain. We know the brain is not equipotential, not every part can do everything, but we also know that individual brain regions rarely do much of interest on their own, the popularity of stories touting the discovery of “the brain region for X” notwithstanding. And yet the field tends too often to break into warring camps, with each side rallying around one or the other of these poles, each hoping to show that localization (no! integration!) is “the” fundamental fact of the brain. [Full Article]