Cultural intelligence is key to explaining human tool use

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Contrary to Vaesen, we argue that a small number of key traits are sufficient to explain modern human tool use. Here we outline and defend the cultural intelligence (CI) hypothesis. In doing so, we critically re-examine the role of social transmission in explaining human tool use.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-3
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Animals, Humans, Psychomotor Performance, Tool Use Behavior, Cognition, Technology