Dr Claudio Tennie - Cumulative culture in humans and great apes

Nov 11, 2013, 01:25 PM, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Human culture changes drastically over just a decade, but animal cultures may remain the same for hundreds of years. Sam talks to Birmingham Fellow Dr Claudio Tennie, from the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, about his research into cumulative culture in both young children and great apes. Claudio explains cumulative culture is ‘culture which is un-inventible by any naive individual’. Is it that which separates human from animal intelligence, or do animals have cumulative culture too?

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