The following are the classical quanta of metasystem transition and their standard reifications as emergent properties from the inception of animate life to sapient culture:
  1. Control of Position: Motion
  2. Control of Motion: Irritability – Move Towards/Away = Attraction/Repulsion = Values/Salience
  3. Control of Irritability: Reflex – Innate patterns and preferences for levels of stimulus
  4. Control of Reflex: Association – Anchoring & Reinforcement
  5. Control of Association: Thought – Metaphor + Submodalities
  6. Control of Thought: Culture - Memes

From: Metasystem transition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasystem_transition