Babies, Grandmas, and Our Most Human Capacities

Many Minds | 18 August 2021 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Alison Gopnik discussing the optimisation of the explore-exploit trade-off in various contexts: childhood as a time of exploration ahead of exploitation as an adult; older hunters training young hunters, freeing up the more productive middle-aged hunters; the division of labour among bees; octopuses distributing explore/exploit across their tentacles and head; the role of climate change in evolution; and more.

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