Tools, drugs, and signals in the road from evolution to money

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Abstract

The problem of the biology of money is twofold: It subsumes both the identification of behavioral mechanisms that account for the power of money as an incentive, and the elucidation of the phylogeny of such mechanisms. The drugs-tool distinction, as articulated by Lea & Webley (L&W) in their fascinating synthesis, is a welcome step toward their solution. Compared to the direct invocation of instinctual drives, however, conditioning processes provide a conceptually and empirically clearer road from evolution to money.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-194
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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