Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Feedback: A general mechanism in the brain

Marie Montant a1a2
a1 Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890 [email protected]


Norris, McQueen & Cutler argue that there is no need for feedback in word recognition. Given the accumulating evidence in favor of feedback as a general mechanism in the brain, I will question the utility of a model that is at odds with such a general principle.

a2 Laboratoire de Neurosciences Intégratives et Adaptatives, Université de Provence, 13397 Marseille, cedex 13, France