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    The exact meaning of "be rooted in something to understand something"

    Does " might be rooted in a more general capacity to understand causal relations" mean " might be rooted in a more general capacity, the purpose of the "temporal binding" for doing so is in order to understand causal relations?"

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    Some researchers have hypothesized that our perceptual system binds events together if we perceive them to be the result of intentional action, and that temporal binding results from our ability to link our actions to their consequences. But psychological scientist Marc Buehner of Cardiff University, UK wondered whether temporal binding might be rooted in a more general capacity to understand causal relations.

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    Re: The exact meaning of "be rooted in something to understand something"

    Perhaps a bad title leads to a bad result.

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    Re: The exact meaning of "be rooted in something to understand something"

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Does " might be rooted in a more general capacity to understand causal relations" mean " might be rooted in a more general capacity, the purpose of the "temporal binding" for doing so is in order to understand causal relations?"

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    Some researchers have hypothesized that our perceptual system binds events together if we perceive them to be the result of intentional action, and that temporal binding results from our ability to link our actions to their consequences. But psychological scientist Marc Buehner of Cardiff University, UK wondered whether temporal binding might be rooted in a more general capacity to understand causal relations.
    I don't believe that, according to the text, the purpose of temporal binding is to understand causal relations. Mr. Buehner is of the opinion that the way in which temporal binding works is to be found in an innate ability of people to understand causal relations. There is a huge difference between purpose and ability (capacity, in the text refers to ability).

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