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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 has Fremdschämen on September 22, 2018 at 9:36pm

A decorated woolly mammoth ivory plaque (about 21 000 years old) from Eliseevitchi - between Moscow and Kiev. It has a remarkable network of incised hexagons forming honeycomb lattices From the Collection of The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 20, 2018 at 4:12am

Homo georgicus (erectus) reconstruction based on the 1.8 million year old D2700 skull from Dmanisi, Georgia.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 20, 2018 at 4:11am

Picking a Bone with Evolutionary Essentialism: There is more to our evolutionary history than a single origin in Africa - Sheela Athreya via

Comment by Mrs.B on September 20, 2018 at 3:46am

Always something new!

Comment by Stephen on September 20, 2018 at 3:04am

Modern-Day People In West Africa Possess DNA From An Unknown “Ghost” Hominin

Homo sapiens may be the only hominin alive today but go back tens of thousands of years ago and the planet was a hodgepodge of various human and protohuman species, including the Neanderthals and Denisovans.
As the result of some interspecies mingling, some of their DNA has been passed down to modern humans: Traces of Neanderthal DNA are still found in people of non-African descent, Denisovan DNA lives on in people of Asian heritage, and researchers recently learned that the DNA of an unknown population of archaic hominins continues to exist in Melanesians.
Now, Arun Durvasula and Sriram Sankararaman from the University of California in Los Angeles believe they have discovered remnants of DNA from an as yet unknown species of ancient hominin in the genomes of the Yoruba people, in West Africa. The find, published in the online archive bioRxiv, is currently awaiting peer review.

https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/modernday-people-in-west-af...

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 6, 2018 at 7:43pm

Ribcage measurements indicate greater lung capacity in Neanderthals and Lower Pleistocene hominins compared to modern humans

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 5, 2018 at 9:49pm

From the archives: Neanderthals and Denisovans may have supplied some modern humans with genetic variants that let them thrive in new environments.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 4, 2018 at 8:31pm

David Reich: 'Neanderthals were able capable of many modern human behaviors'. Genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 1, 2018 at 2:02pm

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’. Genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on September 1, 2018 at 12:11pm

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/03/05/589858179/why-won-t-th...

At the end of last month, a team of research scientists announcedthat walls in three caves in Spain were adorned with art created by our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals about 65,000 years ago.

That news, published in the journal Science, rang out worldwide as exciting, even revolutionary.

The art in question was previously thought to have been made by our own ancestors, Homo sapiens, but new dates obtained for the painting knocked that idea out of the running. At certain times and places in Europe and Asia, Neanderthals and early Homo sapiensoverlapped, but modern humans only reached Spain about 20,000 years after this art was produced.

Writing in Scientific American, Kate Wong describes the art in near-lyrical terms:

"Once upon a time, in the dim recesses of a cave in what is now northern Spain, an artist carefully applied red paint to the cave wall to create a geometric design — a ladder-shaped symbol composed of vertical and horizontal lines. In another cave hundreds of kilometers to the southwest another artist pressed a hand to the wall and blew red paint around the fingers to create a stenciled handprint, working by the flickering firelight of a torch or oil lamp in the otherwise pitch darkness. In a third cave, located in the far south, curtain-like calcite formations were decorated in shades of scarlet."

 
 
 

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