Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Physiological units and behavioral elements: Dynamic brains relate to dynamic behavior

Andreas Keil a1 and Thomas Elbert a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, D-78457, Konstanz, Germany


Nunez is to be applauded for putting forward a theoretical brain model. In order to improve any model it needs to be experimentally testable. The model presented in the target article suffers from insufficient clarity as to how new experimental designs could be derived. This is a consequence of neglecting the purpose of the brain, which is to produce effective and adaptive behavior. It might be possible to overcome this drawback by including Hebb-based modeling.