Evolutionary Plasticity

  • Antonino Pennisi
  • Alessandra Falzone
Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 12)


Understanding evolutionary plasticity is one of the key points of the DBM. While, in fact, the finding of functional plasticity fails to shed light on the relationships and hierarchies among externalization devices and central coordination arrangements due to the substantial simultaneity with which they occur, the evolutionary approach allows us to do just that. In an orthodox Darwinian framework – respectful of the structural gradualness principle – it seems clear that the neuromotor coordination processes must necessarily follow the innovation (mutation) structural process. This principle is reconstructed through the pioneering path of Leroy-Gourhan and formalized through the current research of the Evo-Devo on evolutionary innovation theory.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Innovation Theory Evolutionary Innovation Brain Plasticity Selective Adaptation 
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  • Antonino Pennisi
    • 1
  • Alessandra Falzone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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