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lunedì 19 giugno 2017

# s-brain: all rely on one central function: emulation

<< Our brain's fronto-parietal network is responsible for a range of highly diverse functions, from planning and executing movements to mental rotation, and from spatial attention to working memory. But how can a single network participate in such a wide variety of functions? >>

[AA]  << have recently put forward an original hypothesis — all these cognitive functions rely on one central function: emulation. This function creates an abstract dynamic 'image' of movements, thereby enabling the brain to strengthen its motor skills and construct a precise and lasting representation of them. >>

Acting and thinking — are they the same for our brain?

http://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2017/cdp120617/

Radek Ptak, Armin Schnider, Julia Fellrath. The Dorsal Frontoparietal Network: A Core System for Emulated Action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Publ. June 01, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2017.05.002

http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(17)30100-6

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