Motivation is not enough

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):708-708 (2005)
Abstract
Tomasello et al. provide a new account of cultural uniqueness, one that hinges on a uniquely human motivation to share intentionality with others. We favor an alternative to this motivational account – one that relies on a modular explanation of the primate intention-reading system. We discuss this view in light of recent comparative experiments using competitive intention-reading tasks.
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X05400126
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