There it is. Script theory. Thank you Silvan Tomkins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Script_theory TIL: Roger Schank expanded it for artificial intelligence in the early 1990s, realizing SCRIPTS are like FRAMES but the slots must be ORDERED. (think of ordering food at a restaurant with a waitress) Robert Schrank’s principles Principles
1 Conceptualization is defined as an act or doing something to an object in a direction.
2 All conceptualizations can be analyzed in terms of a small number of primative acts.
3 All memory is episodic and organized in terms of scripts.
4 Scripts allow individuals to make inferences and hence understand verbal/written discourse.
5 Higher level expectations are created by goals and plans. Tomkins is no more but rogerschank is around and very active online. I’ll have to see what he’s done and where he’s gone with it.