Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Strong modularity and circular reasoning pervade the planning–control model

Verónica C. Ramenzoni a1 and Michael A. Riley a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376


We believe the dichotomy of processes introduced in the target article is highly speculative, because the dichotomy is shaped by the questionable assumption of modularity and the complementary assumption of locality. As a result, the author falls into a line of circular reasoning that biases his analysis of the experimental and neuropsychological data, and weakens the proposed model.