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Why Imitation Is at the Heart of Being Human

Why Imitation Is at the Heart of Being Human

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We copy others

A growing number of cognitive scientists and anthropologists think that human beings survive and thrive because we imitate others and don’t think for ourselves.

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The benefits of imitation

Inexperienced learners can't judge which steps are relevant and must rely on the wisdom of more experienced elders and peers.

  • The tendency for over-imitation makes it possible to develop skills and technologies over generations.
  • Rituals that aren't connected tangibly with practical outcomes, bond people and demonstrate cultural affiliation.

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Imitation and culture

Imitating and performing impractical actions is the key to learning complex cultural skills.

Over-imitation enables us to maintain a distinctively human culture.

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