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The false dichotomy of domain-specific versus domain-general cognition

Jacobs, Ivo LU and Gärdenfors, Peter LU (2017) In Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40. p.34-35
Abstract
The qualitative division between domain-general and domain-specific
cognition is unsubstantiated. The distinction is instead better
viewed as opposites on a gradual scale, which has more explanatory
power and fits current empirical evidence better. We also argue that
causal cognition may be more general than social learning, which it
often involves.
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34 - 35
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Cambridge University Press
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1469-1825
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10.1017/S0140525X16001679
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  author       = {Jacobs, Ivo and Gärdenfors, Peter},
  issn         = {1469-1825},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {34--35},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  title        = {The false dichotomy of domain-specific versus domain-general cognition},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X16001679},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2017},
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