Learning speed may reflect underlying genetic predisposition much like sensitivity to heat shock rev

Learning speed may reflect underlying genetic predisposition much like sensitivity to heat shock rev

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Learning speed may reflect underlying genetic predisposition much like sensitivity  to heat shock revealed underlying genetic pre-adaptation (Waddington). See also  Staddon (1983, page 11).  Because evolutionary selection must be through genetic selection  (genotype), we must have a reliable way to select. We must find a way to  select genotype based on something we can detect. Speed of learning, if it  is related to genotype, provides the needed bridge.  A second important issue is that after recovering the non-flying pig  baseline we may not have a pig which will breed with the original pig  species. Unless we exert special control to shape the DNA along that line  also (needless to say recovering a true breeding pig baseline would be more  difficult than simply generating a large land mammal good for bacon), but  that is structure not behavior.  All of these “speeds” of adaptation contribute to the adaptation of the organism. In 
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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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