Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Quartz & Sejnowski: Cognitive development

Neural constraints on cognitive modularity?

Brian J. Scholl a1
a1 Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903


Is (some) innate cognitive modularity consistent with a lack of innate neural modularity? Quartz & Sejnowski's (Q&S's) implicit negative answer to his question fuels their antinativist and antimodular cognitive conclusions. I attempt here to suggest a positive answer and to solicit discussion of this crucial issue.