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Ostensive communication, market exchange, mindshaping, and elephants
Canbridge University Press
Heintz & Scott-Phillips's hypothesis that the topic range and type diversity of human expressive communication gains support from consilience with prior accounts of market exchange as fundamental to unique human niche construction, and of mindshaping as much more important than mindreading. The productivity of the idea is illustrated by the light it might shed on why elephants seem to engage in continuous social communication for little evident purpose.
Animals , Communication , Elephants , Humans , Interpersonal communication , Social communication
Ross, D. (2023) ‘Ostensive communication, market exchange, mindshaping, and elephants’, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, p. e14. Available at: doi: 10.1017/S0140525X22000760.
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