Sunday, 31 July 2011

Christine Caldwell and her Spaghetti Towers

Christine Caldwell's "spaghetti towers" project rewarded people for building towers out of spaghetti and plasticine - and investigated how copying the results of previous participants allowed people to produce better designs.

Researchers looking at cultural evolution experimentally is a relatively new development - and it shows excellent scope for illuminating the evolution of culture.

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