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Cognitive biases and social coordination in the emergence of temporal language

@article{Verhoef2016CognitiveBA,
  title={Cognitive biases and social coordination in the emergence of temporal language},
  author={T. Verhoef and E. Walker and T. Marghetis},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2016}
}
Humans spatialize time. This occurs within individual minds and also in larger, shared cultural systems like language. Understanding the origins of space-time mappings requires analyses at multiple levels, from initial individual biases to cultural evolution. Here we present a laboratory experiment that simulates the cultural emergence of space-time mappings. Dyads had to communicate about temporal concepts using only a novel, spatial signaling device. Over the course of their interactions… Expand

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