The evolutionary roots of goal-directed mechanisms: A communication account

Arnaud Badets
Behav Brain Sci. 2023-01-01; 46:
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X22000711

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Unleashed expressions for cooperation are mainly based on the expected perceptual effects of behaviours and not the behaviours themselves. From an evolutionary viewpoint, this goal-directed mechanism allows for a comprehensive story for the theory proposed by Heintz & Scott-Phillips. Over the past 2 million years, this situated mechanism has been reused for tool use and the language development for hominids.

Auteurs Bordeaux Neurocampus