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A unified account of culture should accommodate animal cultures

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Discoveries about social learning and culture in non-human animals have burgeoned this century, yet despite aspiring to offer a unified account of culture, the target article neglects these discoveries almost totally. I offer an overview of principal findings in this field including phylogenetic reach, intraspecies pervasiveness, stability, fidelity, and attentional funnelling in social learning. Can the authors' approach accommodate these?

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere118
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume43
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Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020

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