Distributed Representation across the brain. Specific cognitions may many structures of the brain. Eg going beyond recognising a face to whether the person is looking at you, may activate FFA and other areas. Other areas respond to reactions on the face. Eg the rolling red ball - movement, colour, problem solving, language, decision making, evenly distributed across the brain. memory and facts.
neural networks gps of neurons or structures that are connected together.- eg. pain matrix - location of pain and its sensory aspects - throbbing, some areas are emotional aspects eg torture, significance for ongoing behaviour - all working together