Missing in action: Tool use is action based

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In this commentary on Osiurak and Reynaud's target article, we argue that action is largely missing in their account of the ascendance of human technological culture. We propose that an action-based developmental account can help to bridge the cognitive-sociocultural divide in explanations of the discovery, production, and cultural transmission of human tool use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e170
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Aug 10 2020


  • Humans
  • Tool Use Behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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