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Epigenetic processes and genetic architecture in character origination and evolution

Alexander V. Badyaev and J. Bruce Walsh

in Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199674237
eISBN:
9780191779275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674237.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ecology

The complexity of biological systems often prevents the construction of deterministic framework for the relationship between genotypes and phenotypes in development and evolution. The void is filled ... More


Culture Evolves

Andrew Whiten, Robert A. Hinde, Christopher B. Stringer, and Kevin N. Laland (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Culture — broadly defined as all we learn from others that endures for long enough to generate customs and traditions — shapes vast swathes of our lives and has allowed the human species to dominate ... More


Folk logic and animal rationality

Kim Sterelny

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the relationship between metarepresentation and social cognition within an evolutionary perspective on animal ... More


Brain Signatures of Social Decision Making

Kevin McCabe and Tania Singer

in Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the last decade much progress has been made in the study of social decision making. From economics and game theory, tasks have been defined to study the strategic interaction involving trust ... More


Janusian Process in Creative Discovery

Albert Rothenberg

in Flight from Wonder: An Investigation of Scientific Creativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199988792
eISBN:
9780190214159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988792.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Verbatim descriptions are presented of the use of the janusian process in creative discovery by Edwin McMillan on phase stability and the synchrotron, Nicolaas Bloembergen on the solid-state maser, ... More


Scenarios for the emergence of language

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses reasons to study the origin of language. The most important is that it provides a good test for linguistic theories. It considers some current scenarios of the emergence of ... More


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