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The Cooperative Animal

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  • UserMichael Tomasello (Duke)
  • ClockWednesday 02 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
  • Housevia zoom .

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Humans are biologically adapted for cooperation and cultural life in ways that other primates are not. Humans have unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience, and collaborative actions (shared intentionality) that emerge in human ontogeny at around one year of age. Our nearest primate relatives do not seem to have the motivations and cognitive skills necessary to engage in activities involving collaboration, shared intentionality, and, more generally, things cultural.

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