HW4 Q3A - Megan Emrick ANT F301 Homework 4 - #3 Van Schaik's

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Megan Emrick ANT F301 Homework 4 - #3 Van Schaik’s intelligence-through-culture hypothesis suggests that an individual’s cognitive ability is sharpened to allow for improvements in social learning, which in turn produces a greater capacity for innovation and higher intelligence. This theory brings about the idea that most intelligent organisms tend to inhabit populations in which the entire group will routinely adopt innovations introduced by its members. However, this prediction is limited by the crude tests that support it. For example, recognizing oneself in the mirror indicates that the individual has self-awareness and thus higher intelligence,
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course ANT 81350 taught by Professor Carrieveilleux during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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