Organisation of the cerebral cortex- what, if anything, is a cortical area?

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Currently, much effort is being directed towards elucidating the roles of different regions of the cerebral cortex. "Maps" of cortical areas have become essential points of reference, exerting a powerful influence on the way we think about the brain. However, is it really appropriate to model the cortex as a mosaic of well-defined areas? This project will challenge the assumptions underlying current brain mapping efforts. Its main benefits will be the refinement of strategies for brain mapping, including potential for better application/interpretation of available medical technology, and unique insights on the mechanisms of development and evolution of the nervous system.
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD210,000.00
  • Monash University