Sunday links

  1. I like plants. Plants are nice. But are they conscious? Do they think? Follow this very beginner-friendly series on the Brains Blog: Can plants remember? Perceive? Represent? Think?
  2. How is cognitive function distributed across the human brain? A meta-study applies a simple entropy measure over distributions of activations for brain regions across tasks. The findings: both cortical and subcortical regions vary greatly in their task diversity. An assortativity measure also varies greatly across cortex; some regions are functionally cohesive, while others seem to yield a patchwork of different functions.