A subsystem of the brain that results from natural selection and solves a problem relating to survival or reproduction of a species.

EVOLVED MECHANISM: "An evolved mechanism can help a species adjust ti different environments by adapting to a different food source."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EVOLVED MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/evolved-mechanism/ (accessed January 23, 2021).