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Liane Gabora

Liane Gabora

creativity, cognition, cultural evolution, Affiliated researchers


Liane Gabora is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.She is known for her theory of the "Origin of the modern mind through conceptual closure," which built on her earlier work on "Autocatalytic closure in a cognitive system: A tentative scenario for the origin of culture."

Gabora has contributed to the study of cultural evolution and evolution of societies, focusing strongly on the role of personal creativity, as opposed to memetic imitation or instruction, in differentiating modern human from prior hominid or modern ape culture.