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    Development: The Missing Link Between Exaptationist and Adaptationist Accounts of Organismal Design.William Michael Brown - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):509-510.
    To understand adaptation (and exaptation), a more comprehensive view of development is required: one beyond a constraining force. Developmental plasticity may be an adaptation by natural selection simultaneously favored (or sometimes in conflict) at multiple levels of biological organization (e.g., cells, individuals, groups, etc.). To understand the interrelationships between developmental plasticity and adaptive evolution I borrow heavily from West-Eberhard (2003) and Frank (1995; 1997). Developmental plasticity facilitates evolution, results in particular patterns of evolutionary change, and may produce exaptations by design (...)
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    Epigenetic-Based Hormesis and Age-Dependent Altruism: Additions to the Behavioural Constellation of Deprivation.William Michael Brown & Rose Jyoti Olding - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    Genomic Imprinting and Culture in Mammals.William Michael Brown - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (2):328-329.
    Genomic conflicts are potentially involved in the evolution and maintenance of culture. Maternal genes contributing to neocortical development could influence biases in the acquisition of information. Specifically, relatedness asymmetries due to multiple paternity are expected to lead to an increased reliability and receptivity of matrilineally-transmitted information. This view complements the gene-culture coevolutionary model adopted by Rendell and Whitehead.
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    Novel Epigenetic, Quantitative, and Qualitative Insights on the Socialness of Autism.William Michael Brown & Ewan Foxley-Webb - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
    Three complementary points to Jaswal & Akhtar are raised: As a person with autism, I desire sociality despite vulnerability to others’ antisocial behaviour; Asperger's conflation of autism with psychopathy likely caused clinicians to disregard social motivation among those with autism; and adverse experiences cause social-engagement diversity to develop in all people, not just those on the spectrum.
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    The Integrative Framework for the Behavioural Sciences has Already Been Discovered, and It is the Adaptationist Approach.Michael E. Price, William M. Brown & Oliver S. Curry - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (1):39-40.
    The adaptationist framework is necessary and sufficient for unifying the social and natural sciences. Gintis's “beliefs, preferences, and constraints” (BPC) model compares unfavorably to this framework because it lacks criteria for determining special design, incorrectly assumes that standard evolutionary theory predicts individual rationality maximisation, does not adequately recognize the impact of psychological mechanisms on culture, and is mute on the behavioural implications of intragenomic conflict. (Published Online April 27 2007).
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