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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: 56
Latest Activity: yesterday

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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How Not to Think About Scrotum's

Started by A place called Doone. Last reply by Don Jan 5, 2014. 1 Reply

Our Orgastic Future

Started by A place called Doone. Last reply by Neal Jun 18, 2013. 3 Replies

E.O. Wilson: Tribalism, Groupism, Globalism

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Jun 4, 2013. 7 Replies

Gestalt psychology

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On the usefulness of illusions

Started by Michel. Last reply by Chris May 6, 2013. 1 Reply

How Whites Think About Race

Started by Neal. Last reply by Adriana Mar 20, 2013. 13 Replies

How to scare someone who knows no fear

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Adriana Feb 6, 2013. 6 Replies

10 Amazing Things People's Brains Have Done

Started by Michel. Last reply by Marianne Jan 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Michel Jan 2, 2013. 6 Replies

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Comment by Mrs.B on June 6, 2017 at 3:56pm

I've seen 2 or 3 tv shows about this fellow. Something new all the time.

Comment by Stephen on June 6, 2017 at 3:10pm

Who killed Oetzi the Iceman? Italy reopens coldest of cases

Comment by Mrs.B on June 4, 2017 at 10:54pm

Now that is interesting, thanks!

Comment by A place called Doone on June 4, 2017 at 10:35pm

Did Invaders Wipe Out Bronze Age During the Construction of ? -

Comment by A place called Doone on June 4, 2017 at 10:29pm

Uncovers Astonishing New Evidence of Presence in , Canada -

Comment by A place called Doone on June 4, 2017 at 9:10pm
Comment by Mrs.B on June 1, 2017 at 1:13am

Amazing stuff.

Comment by A place called Doone on May 31, 2017 at 8:45pm

The first selfies in the Americas? Hand silhouettes in Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands) in Santa Cruz, Argentina, from c. 9,300 years ago.

Comment by Mrs.B on May 31, 2017 at 3:06pm

The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies

Posted: 30 May 2017 08:51 AM PDT

An international team has successfully recovered ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BCE to 400 CE, including the first genome-wide nuclear data, establishing ancient Egyptian mummies as a reliable of ancient DNA. The study found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did.
Comment by Mrs.B on May 31, 2017 at 2:40pm

Oh there is plenty more to discover, & I'm sure they expand their knowledge daily.

 
 
 

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