Modular processes in mind and brain.

@article{Sternberg2011ModularPI,
  title={Modular processes in mind and brain.},
  author={Saul Sternberg},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 3-4},
  pages={156-208}
}
One approach to understanding a complex process starts with an attempt to divide it into modules·, sub-processes that are independent in some sense, and have distinct functions. In this paper, I discuss an approach to the modular decomposition of neural and mental processes. Several examples of process decomposition are presented, together with discussion of inferential requirements. Two examples are of well-established and purely behavioural realizations of the approach (signal detection… CONTINUE READING