Recent Deric Bownds

Deric Bownds has some recent entries which I’ve quite enjoyed.  Our Motor Adaptation as a Process of Reoptimization covers an article on how motor adaptation is not to return to some baseline, but to “maximize performance in that environment.”  An argument closer to both an evolutionary and an embodied view. 

Influence of Language on Brain Activity provides us with an article arguing that “language-processing areas of the brain are directly involved in visual perceptual decisions.” 

Awareness and Attention: Different Brain Processes points out that “subjective visual experience is shaped by the cumulative contribution of two processes operating independently at the neural level, one reflecting visual awareness per se and the other reflecting spatial attention 

And A Primer on Executive Function in the Prefrontal Cortex covers the functional neuroanatomy behind “flexible responses to situations with alternative choices.”

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