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 date||1/01/04 → 31/12/06|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD210,000.00
- Monash University