A Cognitive Transition Underlying Both Technological and Social Aspects of Cumulative Culture.
The Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The argument that cumulative technological culture originates in technical-reasoning skills is not the only alternative to social accounts; another possibility is that accumulation of both technical-reasoning skills and enhanced social skills stemmed from the onset of a more basic cognitive ability such as recursive representational redescription. The paper confuses individual learning of pre-existing information with creative generation of new information.
Locate the Document
Gabora, L., & Smith, C. M. (2020). A cognitive transition underlying both technological and social aspects of cumulative culture. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X20000230