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For example, the surface of the sphere at the level of behavioral adaptation  could depict time scale of reversibility of behavioral phenomena.    The surface could be partitioned into four equal quadrants, like the four  sides of a pyramid mapped onto a sphere (imagine a pyramid tin can  exploded out). The left figure shows the covering of the pyramid flattened  out.) The spherical representation provides all time scales as contiguous or  interacting. For example a functional relationship such as discrimination  would be depicted on the surface labeled "short" and could be drastically  changed by changing any of the other three time scales, just as  topologically changing Cartesian space changes a form on that space. A  figure drawn on a rubber sheet changes as the sides of the sheet are  distorted or changed by pulling. An advantage of this conceptualization is 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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