Primate culture and social learning

@article{Whiten2000PrimateCA,
  title={Primate culture and social learning},
  author={Andrew Whiten},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={477-508}
}
Abstract The human primate is a deeply cultural species, our cognition being shaped by culture, and cultural transmission amounting to an “epidemic of mental representations” (Sperber, 1996) . The architecture of this aspect of human cognition has been shaped by our evolutionary past in ways that we can now begin to discern through comparative studies of other primates. Processes of social learning (learning from others) are important for cognitive science to understand because they are… CONTINUE READING

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