The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Source:
    Cognitive science 2013 37 5, 953 (953-967) Published by: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (111 River St, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States) United States
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, Kalish ML
    • Contact Information:
      T.L. Griffiths, Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, MC 1650, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650, United States. E-mail: tom_griffiths@berkeley.edu
    • Language:
      English
    • Publication Type:
      Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
    • Record Status:
      This record is updated this issue.
    • Abstract:
      Information changes as it is passed from person to person, with this process of cultural transmission allowing the minds of individuals to shape the information that they transmit. We present mathematical models of cultural transmission which predict that the amount of information passed from person to person should affect the rate at which that information changes. We tested this prediction using a function-learning task, in which people learn a functional relationship between two variables by observing the values of those variables. We varied the total number of observations and the number of those observations that take unique values. We found an effect of the number of observations, with functions transmitted using fewer observations changing form more quickly. We did not find an effect of the number of unique observations, suggesting that noise in perception or memory may have affected learning.
    • EMBASE keywords:
      article; Bayes theorem; Bayesian modeling; controlled clinical trial; controlled study; *cultural anthropology; cultural transmission; female; Function learning; human; *learning; male; randomized controlled trial; *social behavior; theoretical model; young adult
      Female
      Humans
      Male
      Young Adult
      Bayes Theorem
      Culture
      Learning
      Models, Theoretical
      Social Behavior
    • Accession Number:
      23711390
    • Source:
      This document should be cited as: Griffiths TL Lewandowsky S Kalish ML. The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted 2013 (The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CCTR/CENTRAL). DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12045. Oxford: Update Software. Updated quarterly.
    • Accession Number:
      CN-00977801
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GRIFFITHS TL; LEWANDOWSKY S; KALISH ML. The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted. Cognitive science, [s. l.], v. 37, n. 5, p. 953–967, 2013. DOI 10.1111/cogs.12045. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cgh&AN=CN-00977801. Acesso em: 6 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, Kalish ML. The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted. Cognitive science. 2013;37(5):953-967. doi:10.1111/cogs.12045
    • APA:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, & Kalish ML. (2013). The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted. Cognitive Science, 37(5), 953–967. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12045
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, and Kalish ML. 2013. “The Effects of Cultural Transmission Are Modulated by the Amount of Information Transmitted.” Cognitive Science 37 (5): 953–67. doi:10.1111/cogs.12045.
    • Harvard:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S and Kalish ML (2013) ‘The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted’, Cognitive science, 37(5), pp. 953–967. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12045.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S & Kalish ML 2013, ‘The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted’, Cognitive science, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 953–967, viewed 6 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Griffiths TL, et al. “The Effects of Cultural Transmission Are Modulated by the Amount of Information Transmitted.” Cognitive Science, vol. 37, no. 5, Jan. 2013, pp. 953–967. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/cogs.12045.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, and Kalish ML. “The Effects of Cultural Transmission Are Modulated by the Amount of Information Transmitted.” Cognitive Science 37, no. 5 (January 1, 2013): 953–67. doi:10.1111/cogs.12045.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Griffiths TL, Lewandowsky S, Kalish ML. The effects of cultural transmission are modulated by the amount of information transmitted. Cognitive science [Internet]. 2013 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Aug 6];37(5):953–67. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cgh&AN=CN-00977801