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GLOSSARY
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Recursive

A process that operates by feeding new experience or information back to a prior frame of reference.

Reductionism

An analytical method by which an object, organism, or environment can be understood by taking it apart into component pieces.

Renormalization

A method from quantum and statistical physics for 'coarse graining' assemblies and systems with many interacting component parts and degrees of freedom. Could be seen as another version of complex adaptive systems since examples are long-chain polymers, stock market prices and road traffic. (McComb, W. Renormalization Methods. Oxford: Clarendon, 2004)

Representation

A cognitive science term for experiential images and content held in ones memory.