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Culture in the world shapes culture in the head (and vice versa)

Baggs, E; Raja, V; Anderson, ML; (2019) Culture in the world shapes culture in the head (and vice versa). [Editorial comment]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 42 , Article e172. 10.1017/s0140525x19001079. Green open access

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Abstract

We agree with Heyes that an explanation of human uniqueness must appeal to cultural evolution, and not just genes. Her account, though, focuses narrowly on internal cognitive mechanisms. This causes her to mischaracterize human behavior and to overlook the role of material culture. A more powerful account would view cognitive gadgets as spanning organisms and their (shared) environments.

Type: Article
Title: Culture in the world shapes culture in the head (and vice versa)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/s0140525x19001079
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X19001079
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081615
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