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The Burgeoning Family Tree of the Naked Ape

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The Burgeoning Family Tree of the Naked Ape

THE NAKED APE: Exploring the science and cultural evolution of human psychology, behavior, cognition, language, memory, intelligence, emotion, and consciousness. (Uh, did I miss anything?)

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Welcome to THE NAKED APE

Those who’ve know me for some time know that I have a moderately strong interest in human consciousness and psychology. Although mind and body cannot exist without one another – and indeed they shape one another – it does seem that the very core of the human experience of ‘self’ exists in the brain alone.

We all know that much of the functioning and maintenance of our body is controlled covertly by the brain or by biological systems that work beneath our threshold of awareness. We do not consciously decide to sweat, or digest our food, or replace our cells.

And yet, in spite of the fact that we know this, we still cling to the illusion that the functioning of our thoughts, our decisions, our perceptions, our preferences, our memories, and our reasoning are under our direct, conscious control.

But neuroscience and psychology are now showing us that this simply is not the case—that the processes of mind and awareness function just as covertly as our biological systems.

That fascinates me!

How is it that the mind – that place of concealment – is also the one place in which awareness itself is known to exist?

The truth is that we don’t know ourselves as well as we’d like to believe. We don’t control our decisions, our perceptions, our motivations, or our memories as well as we think we do.

THE NAKED APE was created to explore these important topics. I welcome any post on human psychology, behavior, cognition, perception, language, memory, intelligence, emotion, and consciousness.

 

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Comment by Mrs.B on March 30, 2018 at 5:03pm

That has to be such an interesting job.

Comment by Stephen on March 30, 2018 at 4:57pm

Brilliant reconstruction Cyst and all 

Comment by Doone on March 30, 2018 at 4:36pm

Cro-Magnon images are definitely getting less  attractive compared to those i remember from the past

Cro-Magnon 1 skull and the new reconstruction of the 28,000 year old Homo sapiens individual that was discovered in 1868 in a rock shelter in Les Eyzies, France

Comment by Mrs.B on March 17, 2018 at 10:51pm

Yeah, isn't it great?

Comment by Doone on March 17, 2018 at 9:57pm

The origin of modern humanity is being pushed back further and further

Anthropologists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and an international team of collaborators have discovered that early humans in East Africa had -- by about 320,000 years ago -- begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age. These newly discovered activities approximately date to the oldest known fossil record of Homo sapiens and occur tens of thousands of years earlier than previous evidence has shown in eastern Africa. These behaviors, which are characteristic of humans who lived during the Middle Stone Age, replaced technologies and ways of life that had been in place for hundreds of thousands of years.

Surprisingly Early Human Innovation

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Comment by Doone on March 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

Porn has now been rumored to have been invented hundreds of thousands of years ago

'Venus Impudique' (Immodest Venus), mammoth ivory. Age ~16 000 BP (Photo © Jc Domenech)

Comment by Mrs.B on March 16, 2018 at 8:31pm

EEEWWWWW.....you gotta find a new word.....

 
 
 

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