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Adaptive memory: Young children show enhanced retention of fitness-related information

Aslan, Alp ; Bäuml, Karl-Heinz T.


Evolutionary psychologists propose that human cognition evolved through natural selection to solve adaptive problems related to survival and reproduction, with its ultimate function being the enhancement of reproductive fitness. Following this proposal and the evolutionary-developmental view that ancestral selection pressures operated not only on reproductive adults, but also on pre-reproductive ...


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