Process based functionalism instead of structural functionalism is needed

E. E. Kadar, M. T. Turvey, Mark Latash, J. G. Anson

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Latash and Anson's intention to describe only the regularities of motor behavior is compromised by the homunculus paradigm. Although we concur on the need to redefine 'normal movements' in atypical populations, we contend that this enterprise requires a process based functionalism. We argue for accommodating movement control and perceptual processes with physical and task constraints in a natural setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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