On the origin and evolution of social learning: reducing individual requirements for the emergence of cultural evolutionary systems

@inproceedings{Canudas2017OnTO,
  title={On the origin and evolution of social learning: reducing individual requirements for the emergence of cultural evolutionary systems},
  author={Miguel Gonzalez Canudas},
  year={2017}
}
The apparent adaptive value of culture was once assumed to be an explanation for the evolution of social learning. The original argument was that obtaining information from others, even if it was just by unbiased imitation, would save social learners the costs and risks of finding solutions as individual learners or instinctive actuators. These assumptions have been challenged by existing theoretical work where the evolution of social learning and the consequent emergence of culture are shown… CONTINUE READING

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