The Cultural Part of Cognition

@article{DAndrade1981TheCP,
  title={The Cultural Part of Cognition},
  author={R. D'Andrade},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
  year={1981},
  volume={5},
  pages={179-195}
}
  • R. D'Andrade
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cogn. Sci.
  • This paper discusses the role of cultural anthropology in Cognitive Science. Culture is described as a very large pool of information passed along from generation to generation, composed of learned “programs” for action and understanding. These cultural programs differ in important ways from computer programs. Cultural programs tend to be unspecified and inexplicit rather than clearly stated algorithms learned through a slow process of guided discovery, and involve the manipulation of content… CONTINUE READING
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