Prerational intelligence is a new theme tackled by a year-long work of a research group at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research. It assumes that there is something like rational intelligence. While examples related to prerational intelligence include most striking yet simple neuronal mechanisms that give rise to astoundingly complex behavior — such as the functioning of the digestive system of a lobster — some behaviors related to human intelligence seem of a distinct quality.


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  • Ipke Wachsmuth
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  1. 1.Universität BielefeldGermany

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