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The Cultural Transmission of Tacit Knowledge

  title={The Cultural Transmission of Tacit Knowledge},
  author={Helena Miton and Simon Dedeo},
A wide variety of cultural practices take the form of “tacit” knowledge, where the rules and principles are neither obvious to an observer, nor known explicitly by the practitioners. This poses a problem for cultural evolution: if beginners cannot simply imitate experts, and experts cannot simply say or demonstrate what they are doing, how can tacit knowledge pass from generation to generation? We present a domain-general model of “tacit teaching”, that shows how high-fidelity transmission of… 
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