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Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
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"That's disgusting, Stephen."
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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 August 4, 2019 at 8:22pm

Thanks, Stephen - interesting times we live in - we are expanding our knowledge or humans really fast.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 4, 2019 at 7:51pm

Excellent, Stephen.

Comment by Stephen on August 4, 2019 at 7:43pm

Seven Million Years of Human Evolution

Comment by Chris on August 3, 2019 at 2:05am

I  thought that many of the commercial DNA/Ancestory tests don't  link into Denovians and other's in the chain.  Ultimately we are all ameboeas.

The history of horse domestication in what is now called Kazakhstan may be of interesting to some

Comment by Doone on August 2, 2019 at 7:45pm
Comment by Doone on August 2, 2019 at 7:44pm

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/125000yearold-bone-en...

125,000-Year-Old Bone Engravings May Be Oldest Ever Example Of Denisovan Art via

Comment by Doone on August 2, 2019 at 7:43pm
Neanderthal Woman by Oscar Nilsson, a Swedish archaeologist and sculptor specializing in the reconstruction of human faces (link: https://www.boredpanda.com/forensic-arts-reconstructions-history-sculpting-oscar-nilsson/) boredpanda.com/forensic-arts-…
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Comment by Doone on July 18, 2019 at 6:25am

Australopithecus afarensis mother and child

Comment by Doone on July 10, 2019 at 8:39pm

Do we know anything about our prehistory,  modern humans may have been  in Europe for 200,000+ years

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/july/modern-humans-may-hav...

By reanalysing human skull fragments discovered four decades ago in Greece, an international team of researchers now believe that an early modern human migration out of Africa may have reached Europe by at least 210,000 years ago.

This pushes back the known date of Homo sapiens in the region by more than 150,000 years.

Comment by Mrs.B on July 10, 2019 at 7:24pm

That is interesting.

 
 
 

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