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Coexistence of general intelligence and specialized modules

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 August 2017

Federica Amici
Institute of Biology, Faculty of Bioscience, Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 04103 Leipzig, Germanyamici@eva.mpg.de Department of Psychology, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Josep Call
Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 04103 Leipzig, Germanycall@eva.mpg.de School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Andrews Fife KY16 9JP, United Kingdom
Filippo Aureli
Instituto de Neuroetologia, Universidad Veracruzana, 91190 Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 3AF, United


Here, we specifically discuss why and to what extent we agree with Burkart et al. about the coexistence of general intelligence and modular cognitive adaptations, and why we believe that the distinction between primary and secondary modules they propose is indeed essential.

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