Liane Gabora

Liane Gabora is a Professor of Psychology at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. Her research, which employs both experimental studies with humans and computational models, focuses on creativity, how it arose in the hominid lineage, and in what sense culture evolves. She has almost 200 scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings, has obtained over one million dollars in research grants, given lectures worldwide, and was awarded the Berlyne Award for Outstanding Research by from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association. She is also a published fiction writer and composes piano music.

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December 10, 2018 in Anthropology, Culture

Cultural Evolution, Insight, and Fundamental Theories of Consciousness

Since cultural evolution is fueled by the creative efforts of human minds which, by anyone’s definition, are conscious, it would seem that consciousness plays a central role in cultural evolution.
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