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On the development of perceptual strategies in children: a case study on the Japanese child's comprehension of the relative clause constructions. The conjoincd-clause analysis of relative clauses and other structures. In H. Le choix d'une description de la complexit6 des phrases en termes de relations grammaticaks ou en termes des proprietbs(More)
It is argued that the traditional psychological construal of the distinction between central ("open loop") and peripheral ("closed loop") neural processes is no longer tenable. A review of the relevant psychobiological research on the control of movement shows that both the central-peripheral dichotomy and the distinction between sensory and motor systems(More)
The philosophical or metaphysical architecture of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is analyzed and discussed. It is argued that natural selection was for Darwin a paradigmatic case of a natural law of change -- an exemplar of what Ghiselin (1969) has called selective retention laws. These selective retention laws lie at the basis of(More)
How do you get motives into muscles? Psychology by and large has avoided this question like a plague. Theories of motive states, like the grand theories of biology (such as the molecular theory of the genetic code) are "just so" theories; a quick wave of the hand and sexual urges are translated into muscle potentials. But, as the physiological psychologist(More)
It is proposed that the Darwinian theoretical approach and account of living systems has not yet been clearly given. A first approximation to this is attempted, focussing on behavior in evolving environments. A theoretical terminology is defined emphasizing the mutuality of organism and environment and the existence of biologically theoretical entities.