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The Cog in the Ratchet: Illuminating the Cognitive Mechanisms Generating Human Cumulative Culture

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Beyond social learning

Author(s): Manvir Singh, Alberto Acerbi, Christine Caldwell, Étienne Danchin, Guillaume Isabel, Lucas Molleman, Thom Scott-Phillips, Monica Tamariz, Pieter van den Berg, Edwin van Leeuwen, Maxime Derex
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 2021, ISSN 0962-8436
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0050

Robust, source-independent biases in children’s use of socially and individually acquired information.

Author(s): Mark Atkinson, Elizabeth Renner, Bill Thompson, Gemma Mackintosh, Dongjie Xie, Yanjie Su, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2020, ISSN 0096-3445
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000959

The use of individual, social, and animated cue information by capuchin monkeys and children in a touchscreen task

Author(s): Elizabeth Renner, Donna Kean, Mark Atkinson, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 11/1, 2021, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-80221-4

The role of context in “over-imitation”: Evidence of movement-based goal inference in young children

Author(s): Joshua March, Brier Rigby Dames, Christine Caldwell, Martin Doherty, Eva Rafetseder
Published in: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Issue 190, 2020, Page(s) 104713, ISSN 0022-0965
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104713

Neural responses when learning spatial and object sequencing tasks via imitation

Author(s): Elizabeth Renner, Jessica P. White, Antonia F. de C. Hamilton, Francys Subiaul
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 13/8, 2018, Page(s) e0201619, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201619

In the jungle of cultural complexity

Author(s): Charlotte Elizabeth Holmes Wilks, Kirsten H. Blakey
Published in: Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 2018, ISSN 1060-1538
DOI: 10.1002/evan.21724

Cumulative culture and explicit metacognition: a review of theories, evidence and key predictions

Author(s): Juliet Dunstone, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Palgrave Communications, Issue 4/1, 2018, ISSN 2055-1045
DOI: 10.1057/s41599-018-0200-y

Increasing population size can inhibit cumulative cultural evolution

Author(s): Nicolas Fay, Naomi De Kleine, Bradley Walker, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019, Page(s) 201811413, ISSN 0027-8424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1811413116

Identifying innovation in laboratory studies of cultural evolution: rates of retention and measures of adaptation

Author(s): Christine A. Caldwell, Hannah Cornish, Anne Kandler
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 371/1690, 2016, Page(s) 20150193, ISSN 0962-8436
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0193

Experimental Approaches to Studying Cumulative Cultural Evolution

Author(s): Christine A. Caldwell, Mark Atkinson, Elizabeth Renner
Published in: Current Directions in Psychological Science, Issue 25/3, 2016, Page(s) 191-195, ISSN 0963-7214
DOI: 10.1177/0963721416641049

Cultural diffusion in humans and other animals

Author(s): Andrew Whiten, Christine A Caldwell, Alex Mesoudi
Published in: Current Opinion in Psychology, Issue 8, 2016, Page(s) 15-21, ISSN 2352-250X
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.09.002

Experimental assessment of capacities for cumulative culture: Review and evaluation of methods

Author(s): Christine A. Caldwell, Mark Atkinson, Kirsten H. Blakey, Juliet Dunstone, Donna Kean, Gemma Mackintosh, Elizabeth Renner, Charlotte E. H. Wilks
Published in: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2019, ISSN 1939-5078
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1516

Using Experimental Research Designs to Explore the Scope of Cumulative Culture in Humans and Other Animals

Author(s): Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, 2018, ISSN 1756-8757
DOI: 10.1111/tops.12391

Squirrel monkey responses to information from social demonstration and individual exploration using touchscreen and object choice tasks

Author(s): Elizabeth Renner, Mark Atkinson, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: PeerJ, Issue 7, 2019, Page(s) e7960, ISSN 2167-8359
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.7960

Human Teaching and Cumulative Cultural Evolution

Author(s): Christine A. Caldwell, Elizabeth Renner, Mark Atkinson
Published in: Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2017, ISSN 1878-5158
DOI: 10.1007/s13164-017-0346-3

Inferring Behavior From Partial Social Information Plays Little or No Role in the Cultural Transmission of Adaptive Traits

Author(s): Mark Atkinson, Kirsten H. Blakey, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Cognitive Science, 2020, ISSN 1551-6709
DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12903

Cognitive prerequisites for cumulative culture are context-dependent: Children’s potential for ratcheting depends on cue longevity

Author(s): Charlotte E.H. Wilks, Eva Rafetseder, Elizabeth Renner, Mark Atkinson, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Issue 204, 2021, Page(s) 105031, ISSN 0022-0965
DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2020.105031

The value of teaching increases with tool complexity in cumulative cultural evolution

Author(s): Amanda J. Lucas, Michael Kings, Devi Whittle, Emma Davey, Francesca Happé, Christine A. Caldwell, Alex Thornton
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 287/1939, 2020, Page(s) 20201885, ISSN 0962-8452
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1885

Limited evidence for executive function load impairing selective copying in a win-stay lose-shift task

Author(s): Juliet Dunstone, Mark Atkinson, Catherine Grainger, Elizabeth Renner, Christine A. Caldwell
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 16/3, 2021, Page(s) e0247183, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247183

Who knows what they know? An experimental investigation into the impact of explicit metacognition on cumulative cultural evolution

Author(s): Juliet Dunstone
Published in: 2020

Developing Distinctively Human Cumulative Culture: Age-Related Changes in Social Information Use

Author(s): Kirsten H. Blakey
Published in: 2021

Cognitive Capacities Underlying Cumulative Culture: A Developmental Approach

Author(s): Charlotte Wilks
Published in: 2021

The role of mental state understanding in distinctively human cumulative cultural evolution

Author(s): Gemma Mackintosh
Published in: 2021