THE EVOLUTION OF TEACHING

@article{Fogarty2011THEEO,
  title={THE EVOLUTION OF TEACHING},
  author={L. Fogarty and P. Strimling and K. Laland},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65}
}
Teaching, alongside imitation, is widely thought to underlie the success of humanity by allowing high‐fidelity transmission of information, skills, and technology between individuals, facilitating both cumulative knowledge gain and normative culture. Yet, it remains a mystery why teaching should be widespread in human societies but extremely rare in other animals. We explore the evolution of teaching using simple genetic models in which a single tutor transmits adaptive information to a related… Expand
73 Citations

Topics from this paper

The Foundations of Human Cooperation in Teaching and Imitation.
  • K. Laland
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Spanish journal of psychology
  • 2017
  • 3
Human Teaching and Cumulative Cultural Evolution
  • 20
  • PDF
Cumulative cultural evolution: the role of teaching.
  • 28
Cultural transmission and biological markets
  • PDF
Teaching and curiosity: sequential drivers of cumulative cultural evolution in the hominin lineage
  • 6
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Cognition and Culture in Evolutionary Context.
  • PDF
The value of teaching increases with tool complexity in cumulative cultural evolution
  • 1
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 74 REFERENCES
Lessons from animal teaching.
  • 163
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Cultural Transmission and Evolution
  • 138
Is There Teaching in Nonhuman Animals?
  • 459
Cultural Transmission Can Inhibit the Evolution of Altruistic Helping
  • 68
  • PDF
Innateness and culture in the evolution of language
  • 343
  • PDF
The genetical evolution of social behaviour. I.
  • W. Hamilton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • 1964
  • 13,353
  • PDF
Cumulative cultural evolution in the laboratory: An experimental approach to the origins of structure in human language
  • 616
  • PDF
Cultural group selection, coevolutionary processes and large-scale cooperation
  • 859
  • PDF
PARENTAL MANIPULATION, KIN SELECTION, AND THE EVOLUTION OF ALTRUISM
  • R. Craig
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1979
  • 123
...
1
2
3
4
5
...