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When does cultural transmission favour or instead substitute for general intelligence?

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The cultural intelligence hypothesis is an exciting new development. The hypothesis that it encourages general intelligence is intriguing, but it presents a paradox insofar as social learning is often suggested to instead reduce reliance on individual cognition and exploration. There is thus a need to specify more clearly the contexts in which cultural transmission may select for general intelligence.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e222
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume40
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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