The Origin of Culture: Selective Conditions for Horizontal Information Transfer

@inproceedings{Gonzalez2014TheOO,
  title={The Origin of Culture: Selective Conditions for Horizontal Information Transfer},
  author={Miguel Gonzalez and Richard A. Watson and Jason Noble and Seth Bullock},
  year={2014}
}
Culture is a central component in the study of numerous disciplines in social science and biology. Nevertheless, a consensus on what it is and how we can represent it in a meaningful and useful way has been hard to reach, especially due to the multifaceted aspects of its nature. In this work we dissect culture into its most basic components and propose horizontal information transfer as the most crucial aspect of it. We discuss the two fundamental processes that are required for culture to… CONTINUE READING

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