Massive redeployment, exaptation, and the functional integration of cognitive operations

@article{Anderson2007MassiveRE,
  title={Massive redeployment, exaptation, and the functional integration of cognitive operations},
  author={Michael L. Anderson},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2007},
  volume={159},
  pages={329-345}
}
The massive redeployment hypothesis (MRH) is a theory about the functional topography of the human brain, offering a middle course between strict localization on the one hand, and holism on the other. Central to MRH is the claim that cognitive evolution proceeded in a way analogous to component reuse in software engineering, whereby existing components—originally developed to serve some specific purpose—were used for new purposes and combined to support new capacities, without disrupting their… CONTINUE READING

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