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Social learning and social cognition: The case for pedagogy

@inproceedings{Csibra2006SocialLA,
  title={Social learning and social cognition: The case for pedagogy},
  author={Gergely Csibra and Gy{\"o}rgy Gergely},
  year={2006}
}
We propose that humans are adapted to transfer knowledge to, and receive knowledge from, conspecifics by teaching. This adaptation, which we call 'pedagogy', involves the emergence of a special communication system that does not presuppose either language or high-level theory of mind, but could itself provide a basis facilitating the development of these human-specific abilities both in phylogenetic and ontogenetic terms. We speculate that tool manufacturing and mediated tool use made the… 
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