On the NeuroCognitive Origins of Cumulative Technological Culture – TECHNITION
The term Cumulative Technological Culture (CTC) describes the increase in the efficiency and complexity of tools and techniques in human populations over generations. The origin of CTC is a fascinating conundrum, considered in 2005 by the journal Science as one of the 125 big scientific questions of the millennium. The ultimate goal is to identify the key factors that have contributed to its emergence in our lineage. To date, research on this topic has been dominated by disciplines such as anthropology, evolutionary biology, or mathematics. Therefore, there is now a crucial need to investigate more deeply the neurocognitive origins of CTC to increase significantly our understanding of this phenomenon. The present project is positioned within this context, with the goal of providing insights into CTC through a research program involving several disciplines of cognitive science (experimental and differential psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuro-archaeology, computational modelling).
Monsieur François OSIURAK (LABORATOIRE D'ETUDE DES MECANISMES COGNITIFS)
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CRNL Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon
EMC LABORATOIRE D'ETUDE DES MECANISMES COGNITIFS
CNRS DR 12 _ LPC Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Delegation Provence et Corse _ Laboratoire de psychologie cognitive
EA481 LABORATOIRES DE NEUROSCIENCES INTEGRATIVES ET CLINIQUES
MPI-EVA DLCE Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Help of the ANR 490,551 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2022 - 48 Months