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Integrating models of cognition and culture will require a bit more math

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 May 2020

Matthew R. Zefferman
Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey,
Paul E. Smaldino
Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA95343.


We support the goal to integrate models of culture and cognition. However, we are not convinced that the free energy principle and Thinking Through Other Minds will be useful in achieving it. There are long traditions of modeling both cultural evolution and cognition. Demonstrating that FEP or TTOM can integrate these models will require a bit more math.

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