Thinking tools: Acquired skills, cultural niche construction, and thinking with things

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (4):228-229 (2012)
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Ben Jeffares
Australian National University (PhD)
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The investigative strategy that Vaesen uses presumes that cognitive skills are to some extent hardwired; developmentally plastic traits would not provide the relevant comparative information. But recent views of cognition that stress external resources, and evolutionary accounts such as cultural niche construction, urge us to think carefully about the role of technology in shaping cognition
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