Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Caplan & Waters: Working memory and sentence comprehension

Modularity, segregation, and interactions

Karl J. Friston a1
a1 The Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3BG, England [email protected]


This commentary considers how far one can go in making inferences about functional modularity or segregation, based on the sorts of analyses used by Caplan & Waters in relation to the underlying neuronal infrastructure. Specifically, an attempt is made to relate the “functionalist” approach adopted in the target article to “neuroreductionist” perspectives on the same issue.