A module is a self-contained component of a system, which has a well-defined interface to the other components; something is modular if it is constructed so as to facilitate easy assembly, flexible arrangement, and/or repair of the components.
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Modularity is a concept that has applications in the contexts of computer science, particularly programming, as well as cognitive science in investigating the structure of mind.
Modularity is the property of computer programs that measures the extent to which they have been composed out of separate parts called modules.
The basic modular position, as articulated by Jerry Fodor in his 1983 Monograph The Modularity of Mind, essentially argues that the mind is composed of independent, closed, domain-specific processing modules governed by a central controlling module, similar to the main program of a modularcomputer program.
Modularity of Mind is the notion that a mind may be composed of modules, at least in part.
Drawing from Chomsky and other evidence from linguistics as well as implications from optical illusions and philosophy of mind, Jerry Fodor became one of the most articulate proponents for modularity of mind with the 1983 publication of his monograph Modularity of Mind.
Although he argued for the modularity of 'lower level' cognitive processes in Modularity of Mind he also argued that higher level cognitive processes are not modular since they have dissimilar properties.
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