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西海情歌 - 降央卓玛 (2014星光璀璨-中国情歌大汇) Love Song of the West Sea - Jamyang Dolma 720p HD

"Love her voice. She is Tibetan 爱她的声音她是藏族 Ài tā de shēngyīn tā shì zàngzú"
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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 Doone on Thursday

We are a species with no respect for our fellow mammals

Great apes probably smarter than Australopithecus species

https://sciencefocus.com/news/great-apes-probably-smarter-than-early-human-australopithecus-species/ via

Comment by Mrs.B on Thursday

Wow!

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Mystery resolved: ancient proteins extracted from a 1.9 Ma old specimen prove Gigantopithecus (a huge Pleistocene ape still around 300 ka ago in southeast Asia) was a sister group of the Orang-Outans. Congrats to the team
https://nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1728-8
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Comment by Doone on Monday
Neanderthal girl
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Comment by Doone on November 10, 2019 at 9:44am

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Rethinking the revolution

It does seem that the “human revolution” that made us modern never was – archaeological evidence for modern behaviours arose much earlier, starting in groups that predated our own species. Every criterion that has historically been used to differentiate modern humans from archaic humans – culture, art, treatment of the dead, ornamentation and abstract symbolism – has much older examples.

What remains to be understood, however, is the relationship between complex behaviours and hominin species from 500,000 years to 160,000 years ago when many species of hominins (not just modern humans) inhabited the African landscape. Gradual complex change is more difficult to interpret than revolution

Comment by Doone on November 10, 2019 at 9:42am
The revolution that wasn’t: African tools push back the origins of human technological innovation https://theconversation.com/the-revolution-that-wasnt-african-tools-push-back-the-origins-of-human-technological-innovation-93231
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Comment by Stephen on November 8, 2019 at 8:41am

Nigerian 'torture house': Kaduna school was 'like hellfire'
A survivor of the Nigerian "torture house" raided by police has described being there as "living in hellfire".
"If you are praying they will beat you. If you are studying they will beat you," Isa Ibrahim, 29, told the BBC.
Nearly 500 men and boys were rescued from the building in Kaduna, which was being used as an Islamic school and correctional facility.
The police said it was a place of human slavery, with many detainees found in chains.
Some of the victims had been tortured and sexually abused, the authorities say.
The BBC's Ishaq Khalid, who visited the building in northern Nigeria, says there are concerns that similar abuse may be occurring in other such institutions.
Many families in this mainly Muslim part of the country can't afford to send their children to school and those that can often enrol them in poorly regulated institutions like this one, he says.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49869804

Comment by Stephen on November 7, 2019 at 11:46pm

If you think Buffalo instead of Mammoth you can see that humans have been trapping their prey the same way for thousands of years 

Comment by Doone on November 7, 2019 at 4:31pm
Humans dug massive pits in Mexico 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths https://globalnews.ca/news/6139255/mammoth-traps-mexico/ Photo by Meliton Tapia
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Comment by Doone on November 1, 2019 at 11:52pm
Late last year Brenna Henn, Teresa Steele and Tim Weaver wrote a review that tried to clarify different ideas about how modern humans may have arisen in Africa. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2018.10.003
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