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Motivation is not enough

  • Derek E. Lyons (a1), Webb Phillips (a1) and Laurie R. Santos (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 October 2005

Tomasello et al. provide a new account of cultural uniqueness, one that hinges on a uniquely human motivation to share intentionality with others. We favor an alternative to this motivational account – one that relies on a modular explanation of the primate intention-reading system. We discuss this view in light of recent comparative experiments using competitive intention-reading tasks.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
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