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Functional distance refers to the closeness between two (2) places in terms of the opportunities for interaction , compared to physical distance

Functional fixedness is a hindrance in problem solving in which a person thinks of an object as having very specific functions , and is unable to see the potential uses of various objects in novel situations

Functional Fixedness refers to a hindrance in problem solving in which a person thinks of an object as having very specific functions , and is unable to see the potential uses of various objects in novel situations; problem-solving phenomenon in which people have difficulty seeing alternate uses for common objects. Functional Fixedness, moreover, is a rigidity in problem solving caused by an inability to see new uses for familiar objects; the inability to realize that something known to have a particular use may also be used for performing other functions
Functional invariants is a term used in Piaget's theory that refers to the processes of organization and adaptation that characterize all biological systems and operate throughout the life span.

Functional Job Analysis is defined as a job analysis method developed by Fine that rates the extent to which a job incumbent is involved with functions in the categories of data, people, and things.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging refers to a variant of the traditional MRI, which makes it possible to construct a picture of activity in the brain.
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) : Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) refers to a variant of the traditional MRI, which makes it possible to construct a picture of activity in the brain. It is a neuroimaging technique that uses magnetic fields to construct a detailed representation in three dimensions of levels of activity in various parts of the brain at a given moment
Functional model refers to a theory that integrates the localization-of-function and equipotentiality perspectives. This theory holds that any behavior is due to the interaction of several brain systems and that the nature of a behavioral deficit will depend on which functional system is affected as well as the localization of damage within that functional system.

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