Technological selection: a missing link.


Vaesen's description of uniquely human tool-related cognitive abilities rings true but would be enhanced by an account of how those abilities would have evolved. I suggest that a process of technological selection operated on the cognitive architecture of ancestral hominids because they, unlike other tool-using species, depended on tools for their survival.

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11001889

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@article{Crabb2012TechnologicalSA, title={Technological selection: a missing link.}, author={Peter B. Crabb}, journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences}, year={2012}, volume={35 4}, pages={222-3} }