'Brain waves' challenge area-specific view of brain activity
by Staff Writers
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
Our understanding of brain activity has traditionally been linked to brain areas - when we speak, the speech area of the brain is active. New research by an international team of psychologists led by David Alexander and Cees van Leeuwen (Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics) shows that this view may be overly rigid. The entire cortex, not just the area responsible for a certain function, is activated when a given task is initiated. [Read more] ...