Modularity and cognition

@article{Coltheart1999ModularityAC,
  title={Modularity and cognition},
  author={Max Coltheart},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={3},
  pages={115-120}
}
  • M. Coltheart
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Modularity is a concept central to cognitive science, and Fodor's analysis of cognitive modularity in his book The Modularity Of Mind has been widely influential - but also widely misunderstood. It is often claimed that the possession of some or other system-property is a necessary condition for that system to be modular in Fodor's sense, but Fodor made it clear that he was not proposing a definition of modularity, nor proposing any necessary conditions for the applicability of the term. He was… 

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