To what adaptive problems is human teaching a solution?

Mikołaj Hernik, Gy. Gergely

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Abstract

We welcome Kline's systematic overview of teaching from a functional evolutionary perspective. However, Kline's framework does not provide satisfying characterization of the adaptive problems driving the evolution of teaching through communication found in humans, where the key function is better characterized in terms of licensing inferences to opaque generic content than in terms of overcoming shortages of access and attention.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere42
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 27 2015

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Teaching
Licensure
shortage
Communication
communication
Opaque
Licensing
Inference
Evolutionary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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To what adaptive problems is human teaching a solution? / Hernik, Mikołaj; Gergely, Gy.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 1, e42, 27.07.2015.

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