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Grist and mills: on the cultural origins of cultural learning.

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Cumulative cultural evolution is what 'makes us odd'; our capacity to learn facts and techniques from others, and to refine them over generations, plays a major role in making human minds and lives radically different from those of other animals. In this article, I discuss cognitive processes that are known collectively as 'cultural learning' because they enable cumulative cultural evolution. These cognitive processes include reading, social learning, imitation, teaching, social motivation an...

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10.1098/rstb.2012.0120

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
367
Issue:
1599
Pages:
2181-2191
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:efd2aadf-42d2-4991-8ce7-9b16fd939ddb
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343454
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pubs:343454

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