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Cognitive adaptations for social exchange.

@inproceedings{Cosmides1992CognitiveAF,
  title={Cognitive adaptations for social exchange.},
  author={Leda Cosmides and John Tooby},
  year={1992}
}
The human mind is the most complex natural phenomenon humans have yet encountered, and Darwin's gift to those who wish to understand it is a knowledge of the process that created it and gave it its distinctive organization: evolution. Because we know that the human mind is the product of the evolutionary process, we know something vitally illuminating: that, aside from those properties acquired by chance, the mind consists of a set of adaptations, designed to solve the long-standing adaptive… 
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