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Where does the elephant come from? The evolution of causal cognition is the key

Gärdenfors, Peter LU ; Högberg, Anders LU and Lombard, Marlize (2020) In The Behavioral and brain sciences 43.
Abstract

Osiurak and Reynaud do not explain the evolutionary emergence and development of the elephant in the room, that is, technical cognition. We first argue that there is a tight correlation between the evolution of cumulative technological culture (CTC) and the evolution of reasoning about abstract forces. Second, intentional teaching plays a greater role in CTC evolution than acknowledged in the target article.

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1469-1825
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10.1017/S0140525X20000059
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  abstract     = {<p>Osiurak and Reynaud do not explain the evolutionary emergence and development of the elephant in the room, that is, technical cognition. We first argue that there is a tight correlation between the evolution of cumulative technological culture (CTC) and the evolution of reasoning about abstract forces. Second, intentional teaching plays a greater role in CTC evolution than acknowledged in the target article.</p>},
  author       = {Gärdenfors, Peter and Högberg, Anders and Lombard, Marlize},
  issn         = {1469-1825},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  title        = {Where does the elephant come from? The evolution of causal cognition is the key},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X20000059},
  doi          = {10.1017/S0140525X20000059},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2020},
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