localization of function

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Noun1.localization of function - (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
lateralisation, laterality, lateralization - localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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As one reviewer observed while ducking, "He comes out with guns blazing." Most reviewers were disappointed in his conclusions: "You can't get there (localization of function) from here (fMRI and other imaging work); and in fact you can't get there from anywhere" (Uttal, 1990).
In the first chapter, early research on localization of function in the brain is interspersed with discoveries in physics that made possible the present forerunning imaging technique, MRI.
We possess, especially as adults, but with children as well, a high degree of localization of function, but that is not enough to explain the capacity for plasticity, regeneration, spontaneous recovery, and optimization in neurological terms and certainly not in its translation into educational practice.