The re-tooled mind: how culture re-engineers cognition.

@article{Wilson2010TheRM,
  title={The re-tooled mind: how culture re-engineers cognition.},
  author={Margaret Wilson},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 2-3},
  pages={180-7}
}
One of the main goals of cognitive science is to discover the underlying principles that characterize human cognition, but this enterprise is complicated by culturally-driven variability. While much fruitful work has focused on how culture influences the contents of cognition, here I argue that culture can in addition exercise a profound effect on the how of cognition-the mechanisms by which cognitive tasks get done. I argue that much of the fundamental processes of daily cognitive activity… CONTINUE READING
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