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By Stanley Crouch

As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. no matter if he's writing at the distinctiveness of the yankee South, the dying of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the wear and tear performed via the Oklahoma urban bombing, Crouch's high-velocity trade with American tradition is performed with scrupulous allegiance to the reality, even if it hurts--and it always does. And almost about jazz--from Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davis--there is not any yet another articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his wisdom than Stanley Crouch.

Crouch methods every little thing in his direction with head-on power, stressed intelligence, and a clean religion within the collective scan that's America--and he does so in a virtuosic prose type that's by no means below exciting.

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The function of a region is determined by its inputs and outputs. As such, the extent to which a function can be strictly localized is a moot point. THE GROSS ORGANIZATION OF THE BRAIN Gray matter, white matter, and cerebrospinal fluid Neurons are organized within the brain to form white matter and gray matter. Gray matter consists of neuronal cell bodies. White matter consists of axons and support cells (glia). The brain consists of a highly convoluted folded sheet of gray matter (the cerebral cortex), beneath which lies the white matter.

However, imagine that one were to rewire the brain such that the primary auditory cortex was to receive inputs from the retinal pathway rather than the auditory pathway (Sur & Leamey, 2001). In this case, the function of the primary “auditory” cortex would have changed (as would the type of information it carries) even though the region itself was not directly modified (only the inputs to it were modified). This general point is worth bearing in mind when one considers what the function of a given region is.

The reaction time measure is the end product of all these stages. Sternberg (1969) developed a general method for dividing reaction times into different stages termed the additive factors method. g. 5, 9, 3, 2). g. 9) and asked to press one of two buttons (labeled “yes” and “no”) to indicate whether this item had been in the previous array. Sternberg proposed that the task could be divided into a number of separate stages, including: 1. 2. 3. 4. Encoding the probe digit. Comparing the probe digit with the items held in memory.

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