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Technological innovations have allowed humans to settle in habitats for which they are poorly suited biologically. However, our understanding of how humans produce complex technologies is limited. We used a

Technological innovations have allowed humans to settle in habitats for which they are poorly suited biologically. However, our understanding of how humans produce complex technologies is limited. We used a computer-based experiment, involving humans and learning bots, to investigate how reasoning abilities, social learning mechanisms and population structure affect the production of virtual artefacts.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/ncomms9398
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    Derex, M., & Boyd, R. (2015). The foundations of the human cultural niche. Nature Communications, 6, 8398. doi:10.1038/ncomms9398

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