How does organised cognition arise from brain activity? To produce even a single thought or one simple piece of behaviour, multiple cognitive fragments must be bound together with the correct roles and relationships. Buying a cup of coffee, logging into the internet, or producing a simple sentence require integration of goals, long-term knowledge, sensory data and motor commands, derived from activity spread across many different systems in the brain. New data from human brain imaging and animal electrophysiology delineate a core network underlying cognitive integration, and bring new insight into the neural basis for human flexibility and intelligence.
The full paper can be read here: https://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(20)30169-8?dgcid=raven_jbs_aip_email