J.W. SUTHERLAND states:"…behavioral properties of any real significance are generally dependent upon a context for their viability" (1973, p.37).
This should be understood in two different senses:
1. Behavioral properties are basically "constructed" by the system in accordance with its genetic characteristics (corresponding to its archetype, as well as its proper, more specific ones), which reflects the historical adaptive evolution of the archetype.
2. More specific behavioral properties are variations on the basic ones, learned in accordance with the special situations encountered by the system in its environment.
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