306, 2024

HASS Talk: Nature–Nurture Through the Lens of Cross-Generational Cultural Transmission by Dr. Ryutaro Uchiyama

From Galton to GWAS, the modern nature–nurture debate has remained rooted in a static conception of the human environment for the last 150 years. In reality, our environments are profoundly shaped by the cross-generational dynamics of cultural transmission, which channel human brain development into otherwise unreachable trajectories. In this talk, I describe a theoretical framework that describes the integration of these cumulative cultural dynamics with the study of cognitive development.