PhilSci Archive

Mapping Out the Landscape: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Behavioural Innovation

Brown, Rachael L. (2021) Mapping Out the Landscape: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Behavioural Innovation. [Preprint]

[img]
Preview
Text
Innovation paper Preprint.pdf

Download (952kB) | Preview

Abstract

Transformations in the “behavioural innovativeness” of species—broadly, the capacity to generate new or novel behaviours—are often associated with significant evolutionary shifts in cognition. Whilst this assumption is intuitively and theoretically appealing, it lacks strong empirical support. One barrier to such support is the lack of a good measure of behavioural innovation. This paper offers a solution to this problem by breaking down innovation into its components and presenting a novel multi-dimensional framework for characterising and comparing putative cases of behavioural innovation.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Brown, Rachael L.rachael.brown@anu.edu.au0000-0003-2709-1945
Keywords: Cognition, major transitions, innovation, insight, creativity, novelty
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Depositing User: Dr Rachael L. Brown
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2021 02:00
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 02:00
Item ID: 19697
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Date: 13 October 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19697

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item