meme

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meme

Psychology
A unit of experience that forms the basis for decisions or thought processes.

Social medicine
An idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

meme

Neurology A block of mental cues associated with experience, which relies on the brain's 'pattern-evolving machinery' Psychology A thought construct that endows a person with certainty about his/her fate. See Mediational unit.
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In his own words, the meme concept is still comparable with the DNA, but instead of being defined as the unit of transmission, it is defined as patterns of information.
This does not mean that memetic evolution as a concept is trapped in a tautology (if fitness is defined separately from what evolves), but it does show the careless way the meme concept has been defined.
Cette organisation permet de rendre compte des cas courants oo un meme concept est denomme par plusieurs termes dans une meme entreprise, ce qui evite la normalisation trop brutale (CONDAMINES, 1994: 39).
A model of chaffinch song evolution derived with the meme concept. American Naturalist 133:634-653.