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Preparedness in cultural learning

Turner, Cameron; Walmsley, Lachlan


It is clear throughout Cognitive Gadgets (2018) Heyes believes the development of cognitive capacities results from the interaction of genes and experience. However, she opposes cognitive instinctstheorists to her own view that uniquely human capacities are cognitive gadgets. Instinct theorists believe that cognitive capacities are substantially produced by selection, with the environment playing a triggering role. Heyes’s position is that humans have similar general learning capacities to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-020-02627-x


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