A few reasons why we don't share Tomasello et al.'s intuitions about sharing

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Abstract

Tomasello et al.'s two prerequisites, we argue, are not sufficient to explain the emergence of Joint Collaboration. An adequate account must include the human-specific capacity to communicate relevant information (that may have initially evolved to ensure efficient cultural learning). This, together with understanding intentional actions, does provide sufficient preconditions for Joint Collaboration without the need to postulate a primary human motive to share others' psychological states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-702
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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