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The bottleneck may be the solution, not the problem

  • Arnon Lotem (a1), Oren Kolodny (a2), Joseph Y. Halpern (a3), Luca Onnis (a4) and Shimon Edelman (a5)...

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As a highly consequential biological trait, a memory “bottleneck” cannot escape selection pressures. It must therefore co-evolve with other cognitive mechanisms rather than act as an independent constraint. Recent theory and an implemented model of language acquisition suggest that a limit on working memory may evolve to help learning. Furthermore, it need not hamper the use of language for communication.

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  • Arnon Lotem (a1), Oren Kolodny (a2), Joseph Y. Halpern (a3), Luca Onnis (a4) and Shimon Edelman (a5)...

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