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Study: Social learning, not range of environments, best explains span of human behavior

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

This may help explain why we wear pants…new study suggests social learning (that is, culture), not range of environments, best explains span of human behavior http://ow.ly/Oru6R People from different societies eat different foods, use different technologies, follow different social norms, and believe in different gods. The behavioral variation exhibited by the human species is unmatched in the animal world. 

For more than a century, scholars have debated whether this span of behavior is due to the unusually wide range of environments we humans inhabit or to our unique reliance on social learning, which enables members of different societies to inherit different cultural traditions.

At stake in this debate is to what extent human uniqueness is driven by our large brain and the intelligence that allows us to adapt to different environments or by our capacity for culture. 

See on santafe.edu



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