Slide 5-4

Initially, we want to provide a context for short-term adaptation or "learning" (the type of research we do) within the broader framework of the study of nature.

Slide 5-5

The major dimensions are the ones we discussed earlier: level of molarity or unit domain, and time scale of adaptation or time domain. The point of a paradigm is to provide an organizational/functional scheme which reduces complexity by showing diversity as a simple function of a few dimensions. This slides illustrates that continuity and indicates a terminology which could be used for cross unit references. For example "the biological machinery underlying behavioral adaptation." It should be noted however, that all of nature interacts with and affects all other aspects of nature. The arrows are bidirectional in reality. The are illustrated as they are for simplicity of exposition.


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Date Last Reviewed : May 26, 2003