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Morgan's canon is not evidence

Samuel, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7776-7427 & Clayton, N. (2018). Morgan's canon is not evidence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e31. doi: 10.1017/s0140525x17001509


Mahr & Csibra's (M&C's) account of the communicative function of episodic memory relies more heavily on the case against episodic memory in nonhumans than their description suggests. Although the communicative function of episodic memory may be accurate as it pertains to human behaviour, we question whether Morgan's canon is a suitable foundation on which to build theories of supposedly human-specific traits.

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Additional Information: Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2018. his article has been published in a revised form in Behavioral and Brain Sciences This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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