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Imitation primer

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In this Primer, Cecilia Heyes explains why imitation is thought to be a mark of cognitive complexity and an inheritance mechanism for cumulative culture. Recent research involving birds, ‘enculturated’ chimpanzees, and humans suggests that the cognitive mechanisms that make imitation possible are constructed during development through social interaction.
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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1016/j.cub.2020.11.071

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cell Press
Journal:
Current Biology More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
5
Pages:
PR228-232
Publication date:
2021-03-08
Acceptance date:
2020-11-20
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1146985
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pubs:1146985
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2020-11-27

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