Homo Mimicus revisited

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in Copying | No Comments

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Pic from fab post on Father/Son forehead tatooing fans…

Regular readers will know the importance that the behavioral sciences are increasingly placing on mimicry in human behaviour and the spread of technologies, cultural practices, ideas, opinions and even feelings  – hence the suggestion to rename our species Homo mimicus (as opposed to "sapiens" – the wise one)

Today's update on this is this piece Download Call&Carpenter_Mimics_2009(3)in Science which explores the widespread use of mimicry in other primates – our evolutionary cousins

HT Alex