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Can object affordances impact on human social learning of tool use?

  • Pierre O. Jacquet (a1) (a2) (a3), Alessia Tessari (a1), Ferdinand Binkofski (a4) and Anna M. Borghi (a1) (a5)

The author describes “higher” and “uniquely human” sociocognitive skills that he argues as being necessary for tool use. We propose that those skills could be based on simpler detection systems humans could share with other animal tool users. More specifically, we discuss the impact of object affordances on the understanding and the social learning of tool use.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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