Homology (biology), Development (psychology), Neural circuitry
Neural reuse theories should interest developmental psychologists because these theories can potentially illuminate the developmental relations among psychological characteristics observed across the lifespan. Characteristics that develop by exploiting pre-existing neural circuits can be thought of as developmental homologues. And, understood in this way, the homology concept that has proven valuable for evolutionary biologists can be used productively to study psychological/behavioral development.
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Moore, David S., and Chris Moore. "Neural Reuse as a Source of Developmental Homology." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33.4 (2010): 284-285.