Faking the News: Intentional Guided Variation Reflects Cognitive Biases in Transmission Chains Without Recall

@inproceedings{Stubbersfield2018FakingTN,
  title={Faking the News: Intentional Guided Variation Reflects Cognitive Biases in Transmission Chains Without Recall},
  author={Joseph Michael Stubbersfield and Jamshid Johari Tehrani and Emma Flynn},
  year={2018}
}
Two potential forms of mutation in cultural evolution have been identified: ‘copying error’, where learners make random modifications to a behaviour and ‘guided variation’ where learners makes non-random modifications. While copying error is directly analogous to genetic mutation, guided variation is a specifically cultural process that does not have a close parallel in biological evolution. It has been suggested that the decision-making processes underlying intentional guided variation may… CONTINUE READING

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