A Mythologem as a Determinant of Goal-Directed Behavior

Alexander G. Kruglov, PhD, ScD

Central Research Institute of Radiation Diagnosis; Moscow, the Russian Federation

*Corresponding author: Alexander G. Kruglov, PhD, ScD. Deputy Director of Central Research Institute of Radiation Diagnosis; Moscow, the Russian Federation. E-mail: krag48@mail.ru

Published: December 3, 2015. DOI: 10.21103/Article5(4)_OA13


The construction of a principled and generalized model of a mythologem (ML) as psychogenic structure having psychological, electric, magnetic, hemodynamic, and time equivalents is the result of this study. Periodic invariant sensory patterns, creating a dominant center, form a stable neural network, the result of which is an ML. Within the framework of the ML model construction, the partial identity of ML and a motive, the image of the goal (IG) is accepted. The location of the IG was attributed to the expected result, which is located outside the attainable. The ML equivalents were defined as properties of a unified psychogenic structure initiating the forms of goal-directed behavior (GDB), which are unable to achieve the final goal, and a homeostatic balance, as a final result. We believe that anticipatory, prospective formation of IG, initiating adaptive forms of behavior, is a manifestation of a general principle of "anticipatory response" (the formation of the future in the present moment) inherent for somatic and mental spheres of human ontogenesis.

mythologem; the image of the goal; motive; goal-directed behavior; subjective time.
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