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  1. Laureano Castro, Luis Castro-Nogueira, Miguel A. Castro-Nogueira & Miguel A. Toro (2010). Cultural Transmission and Social Control of Human Behavior. Biology and Philosophy 25 (3):347-360.
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  2. Laureano Castro & Miguel A. Toro (2005). La evolución del lenguaje. Ludus Vitalis 13 (24):203-210.
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  3. Laureano Castro, Alfonso Medina & Miguel A. Toro (2004). Hominid Cultural Transmission and the Evolution of Language. Biology and Philosophy 19 (5):721-737.
    This paper presents the hypothesis that linguistic capacity evolved through the action of natural selection as an instrument which increased the efficiency of the cultural transmission system of early hominids. We suggest that during the early stages of hominization, hominid social learning, based on indirect social learning mechanisms and true imitation, came to constitute cumulative cultural transmission based on true imitation and the approval or disapproval of the learned behaviour of offspring. A key factor for this transformation was the development (...)
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  4. Laureano Castro & Miguel A. Toro (1998). The Long and Winding Road to the Ethical Capacity. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 20 (1):77 - 92.
    The central idea defended here is that ethical judgements are the product of the adaptive advantage provided by the conceptual capacity to categorise learned behaviour. In the same way that evolution of learning required the presence of value-laden brain structures that guide behaviour in the organism, we propose that the evolution of social learning and the development of human culture required the emergence of a new value system — the 'conceptual capacity to categorise'. This capacity is defined as the ability (...)
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  5. Laureano [Y.] Miguel A. Toro Castro (1996). Capacidad conceptual de valorar y evolución del altruismo. Ludus Vitalis 4 (6):75-99.
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