Cognitive gadgets and genetic accommodation

Eva Jablonka, Simona Ginsburg, Daniel Dor

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Heyes argues that human metacognitive strategies (cognitive gadgets) evolved through cultural rather than genetic evolution. Although we agree that increased plasticity is the hallmark of human metacognition, we suggest cognitive malleability required the genetic accommodation of gadget-specific processes that enhanced the overall cognitive flexibility of humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e178
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2019


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