Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Structural abnormality may not equal functional oddity

Yonata Levy a1
a1 Psychology Department, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 91905, Israel [email protected]


This commentary questions the authors’claim that cognitive neuropsychology is defined by modularity and that other theoretical frames, that is, connectionism, are a priori rejected. It also points to the fact that whereas in genetic disorders there are developmental delay and asynchrony, there are few reports of deviant developmental trajectories that are never seen in typical development. It is suggested that the possibility that structure does not equal function in the developing brain, may be a viable option.