Neural reuse and human individual differences

Cristina D. Rabaglia, Gary F. Marcus

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We find the theory of neural reuse to be highly plausible, and suggest that human individual differences provide an additional line of argument in its favor, focusing on the well-replicated finding of positive manifold, in which individual differences are highly correlated across domains. We also suggest that the theory of neural reuse may be an important contributor to the phenomenon of positive manifold itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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