The prevailing view in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience is that the brain is composed of a number of different modules, each of which is responsible for a different cognitive function, including different types of memory. An emerging alternative view, however, suggests that the brain may more usefully be thought of as being organised not in terms of modules which mediate different high-level cognitive functions such as memory, perception, and so forth, but in terms of the representations which these regions support, organised in a hierarchical system of increasing complexity. According to this view, a given representation—and thus brain region—could be useful for myriad different functions. In my talk I will describe this representational view and how it explains
phenomena following brain injury, including false recognition and alterations in pattern separation.

Rotman 2016 Annual Conference: Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology (#RTPWorkshop)
April 15-17, 2016

Lisa Saksida, Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

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