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It is not necessary to understand a technology in order to improve it

By 1st April 2019 June 11th, 2019 No Comments

According to an international team consisting of researchers from the University of Exeter, the Université catholique de Lille, the CNRS and Arizona State University, with support from the TSE at Toulouse 1 Capitole University, creating effective technologies does not necessarily mean that we need to understand them. The study has been published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

Reference: Causal understanding is not necessary for the improvement of culturally evolving technology, Maxime Derex, Jean-François Bonnefon, Robert Boyd and Alex Mesoudi. Nature Human Behaviour DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0567-9

Read the article by the CNRS.