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Imitation as an inheritance system.

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What is the evolutionary significance of the various mechanisms of imitation, emulation and social learning found in humans and other animals? This paper presents an advance in the theoretical resources for addressing that question, in the light of which standard approaches from the cultural evolution literature should be refocused. The central question is whether humans have an imitation-based inheritance system--a mechanism that has the evolutionary function of transmitting behavioural phen...

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10.1098/rstb.2009.0061

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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences More from this journal
Volume:
364
Issue:
1528
Pages:
2429-2443
Publication date:
2009-08-01
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1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Language:
English
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uuid:69f11eed-3122-4919-9bd4-216bbb7fd361
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251718
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2012-12-19

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