Lecture 3 – Jan 23 2012
Psychosocial issues that drove intra-psychic conflict
Maybe you are a dynamical system running on your brain and body. You self is not any aspect of your
Exaptation: taking a device already in place and modify so it can be used for something else. Not perfect
for something else.
Tongue: highly sensitive, making sound between 2 words, must also be extremely flexible.
Mastication: moving food around for chewing, tasting, poison detector
Brain and Evolution: Evolution will layer and add complexity functions to the trait.
Brain is layered in a fashion, built on top of one another that provides more abilities and functions.
Taping into the same mechanism and machinery, lying, washing mouth more.
Kludge designed :explain kludge design and exaptation (modify device for other purpose)
Design and development is driven in attempt to reduce and solve intraphysic conflict.
Machine-machine of machine in conflict in each other to make another machine. Through the idea that
you have to systems that conflict it causes you to create and solve problem; improving yourself and
problem solving ability.
Telelogical and philosophical
These stage propels that stage that comes after.
Freud’s theory is wrong, but there is a insight in his ideas.
1. Concept of intelligent unconscious processing:
a. Consciousness (Lack of Consciousness) and Unconscious Ivy Quach
b. Cognition and behaviour operating intelligently outside of unconscious awareness and