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    The Elephant in the Room: What Matters Cognitively in Cumulative Technological Culture.François Osiurak & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43:1-57.
    Cumulative technological culture refers to the increase in the efficiency and complexity of tools and techniques in human populations over generations. A fascinating question is to understand the cognitive origins of this phenomenon. Because CTC is definitely a social phenomenon, most accounts have suggested a series of cognitive mechanisms oriented toward the social dimension, thereby minimizing the technical dimension and the potential influence of non-social, cognitive skills. What if we have failed to see the elephant in the room? What if (...)
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    The Castaway Island: Distinct Roles of Theory of Mind and Technical Reasoning in Cumulative Technological Culture.François Osiurak, Emmanuel De Oliveira, Jordan Navarro & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2020 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 149 (1):58-66.
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    Roles of Technical Reasoning, Theory of Mind, Creativity, and Fluid Cognition in Cumulative Technological Culture.Emmanuel De Oliveira, Emanuelle Reynaud & François Osiurak - 2019 - Human Nature 30 (3):326-340.
    Cumulative technological culture can be defined as the progressive diversification, complexification, and enhancement of technological traits through generations. An outstanding issue is to specify the cognitive bases of this phenomenon. Based on the literature, we identified four potential cognitive factors: namely, theory-of-mind, technical-reasoning, creativity, and fluid-cognitive skills. The goal of the present study was to test which of these factors—or a combination thereof—best predicted the cumulative performance in two experimental, micro-society conditions differing in the nature of the interaction allowed between (...)
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    Physical Intelligence Does Matter to Cumulative Technological Culture.François Osiurak, Emmanuel De Oliveira, Jordan Navarro, Mathieu Lesourd, Nicolas Claidière & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2016 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145 (8):941-948.
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    The Elephant in the China Shop: When Technical Reasoning Meets Cumulative Technological Culture.François Osiurak & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    The commentaries have both revealed the implications of and challenged our approach. In this response, we reply to these concerns, discuss why the technical-reasoning hypothesis does not minimize the role of social-learning mechanisms – nor assume that technical-reasoning skills make individuals omniscient technically – and make suggestions for overcoming the classical opposition between the cultural versus cognitive niche hypothesis of cumulative technological culture.
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    On the Neurocognitive Co‐Evolution of Tool Behavior and Language: Insights From the Massive Redeployment Framework.François Osiurak, Caroline Crétel, Natalie Uomini, Chloé Bryche, Mathieu Lesourd & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2021 - Topics in Cognitive Science 13 (4):684-707.
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    On the Neurocognitive Co‐Evolution of Tool Behavior and Language: Insights From the Massive Redeployment Framework.François Osiurak, Caroline Crétel, Natalie Uomini, Chloé Bryche, Mathieu Lesourd & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2021 - Topics in Cognitive Science 13 (4):684-707.
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  8. On the Temporal Dynamics of Tool Use.François Osiurak, Giovanni Federico, Maria A. Brandimonte, Emanuelle Reynaud & Mathieu Lesourd - 2020 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14.
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    How Our Cognition Shapes and Is Shaped by Technology: A Common Framework for Understanding Human Tool-Use Interactions in the Past, Present, and Future.François Osiurak, Jordan Navarro & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Which Cognitive Tools Do We Prefer to Use, and is That Preference Rational?Boris Alexandre, Jordan Navarro, Emanuelle Reynaud & François Osiurak - 2019 - Cognition 186:108-114.
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    The Pedagogue, the Engineer, and the Friend.François Osiurak, Caroline Cretel, Naomi Duhau-Marmon, Isabelle Fournier, Lucie Marignier, Emmanuel De Oliveira, Jordan Navarro & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2020 - Human Nature 31 (4):462-482.
    Humans can follow different social learning strategies, sometimes oriented toward the models’ characteristics. The goal of the present study was to explore which who-strategy is preferentially followed in the technological context based on the models’ psychological characteristics. We identified three potential who-strategies: Copy the pedagogue, copy the engineer, and copy the friend. We developed a closed-group micro-society paradigm in which participants had to build the highest possible towers. Participants began with an individual building phase. Then, they were gathered to discuss (...)
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    Tools Don’T—and Won’T—Make the Man: A Cognitive Look at the Future.François Osiurak, Jordan Navarro, Emanuelle Reynaud & Gauthier Thomas - 2018 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 147 (5):782-788.
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    What Can Eye-Movements Analyses Tell Us About Driving Behaviors?Jordan Navarro & Emanuelle Reynaud - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    There’s a Brain Behind the Wheel: A Meta-Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies of Car Driving in Simulated Environments.Emanuelle Reynaud, François Osiurak & Jordan Navarro - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.