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Four routes of cognitive evolution.

Abstract:

Four routes of cognitive evolution are distinguished: phylogenetic construction, in which natural selection produces qualitative change to the way a cognitive mechanism operates (language); phylogenetic inflection, in which natural selection biases the input to a cognitive mechanism (imprinting and spatial memory); ontogenetic construction, in which developmental selection alters the way a cognitive mechanism operates (face recognition and theory of mind); and ontogenetic inflection, in which...

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10.1037/0033-295x.110.4.713

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Psychological review
Volume:
110
Issue:
4
Pages:
713-727
Publication date:
2003-10-05
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EISSN:
1939-1471
ISSN:
0033-295X
URN:
uuid:feffb791-bede-4217-97b6-acebd4c0e94b
Source identifiers:
270301
Local pid:
pubs:270301

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