chapter  6
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Time is of the essence: from the estimation of single points to the description of functions COMMENTARY BY FELIPE MUNOZ-RUBKE

Of the several topics present in Toomela’s chapter (this volume), in this commentary I will focus on only two of them. First, Toomela claims that it is impossible to understand the mind/brain without resorting to developmental accounts. Thinking along the same lines, in the first part of this chapter I propose that taking the variable time into consideration, and therefore estimating change, is the most fruitful way to study brain and mental processes together. In the second part, I move into recent advances in neuroimaging methods. By doing this, I show that we can also obtain valuable information about mental processes by evaluating changes in brain structure and function.