A unified account of culture should accommodate animal cultures

Andrew Whiten*

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Discoveries about social learning and culture in non-human animals have burgeoned this century, yet despite aspiring to offer a unified account of culture, the target article neglects these discoveries almost totally. I offer an overview of principal findings in this field including phylogenetic reach, intraspecies pervasiveness, stability, fidelity, and attentional funnelling in social learning. Can the authors' approach accommodate these?

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere118
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020


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