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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?)

Location: #science
Members: 57
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 Anti_Doone on June 13, 2018 at 9:18am

Eventually there will be fewer humans on Earth

compares fertility rates from 1970 and 2014. Source:

Comment by Anti_Doone on May 26, 2018 at 9:40pm
Comment by Anti_Doone on May 26, 2018 at 9:39pm

Peking Man (Homo erectus) reconstruction by Elisabeth Daynès

Comment by Anti_Doone on May 25, 2018 at 5:38pm

What does it mean to have Neanderthal or Denisovan DNA?

Comment by Mrs.B on May 24, 2018 at 9:17pm

I'd like to play that flute.

Comment by Anti_Doone on May 24, 2018 at 9:15pm

A view into the real size of Lucy

I wonder what they talk about? meets Lucy on the Evolution Stairs for the first time

 
Comment by Anti_Doone on May 24, 2018 at 9:13pm

We have been modern humans for a very long time

The oldest known musical instrument. A flute from Hohle Fels created from the wing bone of a Griffon vulture >35,000 years ago

Comment by Stephen on May 23, 2018 at 11:54pm

Doone. That was a really interesting case study about the Basque people. Cheers.

Comment by Anti_Doone on May 23, 2018 at 11:23pm

Scientists Believe they Have Found the of the Unique Basque Culture

Comment by Anti_Doone on May 20, 2018 at 5:07pm
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Actually, Asians have more Neanderthal DNA than Europeans. One possible reason is they had more mixture events.

 
 
 

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