Title

A Cognitive Transition Underlying Both Technological and Social Aspects of Cumulative Culture.

Published In

The Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

8-10-2020

Abstract

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.

Description

© The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X20000230

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34147

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