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  • Evolution targets peripheral, not central, aspects of cognition.
  • Many peripheral mechanisms have evolved via the Baldwin effect.
  • ‘Garcia effects’ on taste-aversion learning have not withstood the test of time.
  • Fear learning is ‘prepared’ by attentional rather than by learning mechanisms.
  • Specialization for language processing has focussed on perceptuomotor aspects of speech rather than on innate principles of universal grammar.
  • There is no innate module for imitation but enhanced social motivation consequently leads to greater attention to the behaviour of other agents.

Details: Trends in Congitive Sciences - available online from 24 September 2020

Authors:   Cecilia Heyes, Nick Chater, Dominic Michael Dwyer



Posted on Friday 25th September 2020

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