Nicolas Claidière
Laboratoire de psychologie cognitive
Aix-Marseille University, CNRS
13331 Marseille, France

Taking into account the wider evolutionary context of cumulative cultural evolution

Claidière, N. (2020). Taking into account the wider evolutionary context of cumulative cultural evolution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, E160. doi:10.1017/S0140525X20000254

Abstract: The target article reviews evidence showing that technological reasoning is crucial to cumulative technological culture but it fails to discuss the implications for the emergence of cumulative cultural evolution (CCE) in general. The target article supports the social view of CCE against the more ecological alternative and suggests that CCE appears when specialised individual-learning mechanisms evolve.

Link to the target article: Osiurak, F., & Reynaud, E. (2020). The elephant in the room: What matters cognitively in cumulative technological culture. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, E156. doi:10.1017/S0140525X19003236

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