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1 Palmer and Donahoe (1992) Lab.gruppe 2/11/2010

2 What characterizes essentialist thinking?

3 What characterizes selectionism?

4 Why may essentialism be problematic?

5 What does it mean to empirically define units of analysis?

6 Why are we not tempted to say that the patellar reflex (knee-jerk) is stored in the spinal cord?

7 What is meant by blueprints

8 What are the differences between memory and remembering?

9 What are difficulties with the term ’representation’?

10 Question The distinction between respondent and operant behavior has shown critical to a science of behavior. How can this distinction lend itself to essentialist misinterpretations

11 Question Recite some of the essentialist temptations within connectionism clarified by Donahoe and Palmer?


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