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Exploring counterintuitiveness: template- and schema-level effects

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Pascal Boyer’s theory of counterintuitive cultural representations asserts that concepts that violate developmentally natural intuitive knowledge structures demand more attention and are more transmittable than other concepts (Boyer and Ramble 2001: 535-64). Grounded in an empirically justified framework of ontological domain knowledge, counterintuitive representations have been identified across human cultures as consistently prevalent in religious beliefs and widely known folktales. Inde...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Gregory, J
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-06-11

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