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EXAPT

EXtended APT.
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Exaptation is an evolutionary trick that human beings are not alone in exploiting, although we are particularly good at it.
Ferrari, "Mirror neurons in the tree of life: mosaic evolution, plasticity and exaptation of sensorimotor matching responses," Biological Reviews, vol.
Later studies have suggested that the resin-reward system seen in Dalechampia vines evolved by exaptation, whereby resin secretion originated as a defense mechanism and secondarily provided an attractive function (Armbruster et al., 2009).
Externalization (i.e., materialization of syntactic structure via phonological matrices) has always been rendered parasitic, an "exaptation" (see, for example, Uriagereka, 1998, 2000): we cannot think of another sense in which there is a "sensorial" aspect of NL sentences.
Transitive responding in animals and humans: exaptation rather than adaptation?
etc., but on the other hand he insisted that religion is nothing more than an "accidental byproduct," (p.143) "a spandrel or an exaptation" (p.146).
(2004) The economic implications of exaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 14(1): 69-84.
Esos supuestos defectos--causados por el bricolage, la exaptation, el kluge, en definitiva por el 'aviarse con lo que estuviera disponible'--no son sino las caracteristicas intrinsecamente necesarias de la evolucion.
In a similar vein, one could argue that Caroline's case is analogous to a case of creation as a result of subsequent intentions, a phenomenon also known as exaptation or minimal creation.
"Speech (however) is an ongoing exaptation of language that began some 300,000 years ago" (Sebeok, 1972, p.