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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?)

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Latest Activity: Mar 15

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 doone. Last reply by Don Jan 5, 2014. 1 Reply

Our Orgastic Future

Started by 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 March 15, 2016 at 2:21pm

Good graphic, doone.

Comment by doone on March 15, 2016 at 8:12am

Early Human may have been in Australia 500,000 years ag

Did the Denisovans Cross Wallace's Line? - A. Cooper and C. B. Stringer

Comment by doone on January 28, 2016 at 7:57pm

Apes under pressure show their ingenuity – and hint at our own evolutionary past


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Comment by Mrs.B on January 10, 2016 at 3:29pm

Amazing work, & so very interesting.

Comment by doone on January 10, 2016 at 2:15pm
Comment by doone on January 10, 2016 at 1:30pm

Remembering the classifier who named Homo sapiens , Carl Linnaeus! He grouped humans with apes.

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Comment by doone on January 10, 2016 at 12:29pm

A new Human Species is Evolving 

Comment by Chris on January 3, 2016 at 12:35am

More people are voluntarily submiting and paying for DNA testing. Perhaps with that will come a better understanding that we are all related when you go back far enough in time.

Comment by doone on December 29, 2015 at 2:30pm

http://www.unz.com/gnxp/the-gaels-were-from-scythia/ 

or Europeans are Hittitles or Sryians (from thousands of years ago)

Comment by doone on December 20, 2015 at 4:49pm

SKIN DEEP

This disco-map of the human body catalogues the chemicals and microbes found on the largest of all organs: the skin. Swabs from 400 sites on two healthy people were taken after the willing volunteers did not bathe for three days in the name of science.

 
 
 

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