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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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Latest Activity: May 14

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 May 14, 2020 at 7:47am

Actor from the movie Machette

Machete (character) - Wikipedia

Comment by Davy on May 14, 2020 at 7:27am

Another one that wouldn't look out of place in to-days world.

Comment by Doone on May 13, 2020 at 8:29pm
Reconstruction of 150,000 years old "Altamura Man" Neanderthal from southern Italy
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Comment by Mrs.B on April 25, 2020 at 1:22am

Looks almost commonplace nowadays.

Comment by Stephen on April 25, 2020 at 12:32am

I wouldn't look twice at him walking down my High Street.

Comment by Doone on April 24, 2020 at 9:02pm
neanderthal face reproduction ancient human - shutterstock
A Neanderthal reproduction at the Trento Museum of Natural History, Italy. (Credit: Luca Lorenzelli/Shutterstock)
Comment by Doone on April 22, 2020 at 3:17pm

A throwing stick from 300.000 years ago 

Homo heidelbergensis hunters on the Schöningen lakeshore in what is now Lower Saxony in Germany probably used the throwing stick to hunt waterbirds. Artwork by Benoit Clarys #AncientHumans
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Comment by Doone on April 18, 2020 at 7:39pm

Modern Man and Women have been around a lot longer than we ever thought - The fingerbone, then, adds a twist to the tale of how and when our species left the African continent and, with many starts and stops, populated much of the rest of the earth. A new crop of discoveries, particularly from Asia, suggest that modern humans first left Africa some 200,000 years ago, taking multiple different routes

Comment by Doone on April 10, 2020 at 10:19pm
‘Solo Man’ or Homo soloensis. (Credit: Tom McHugh)  Image
Comment by Doone on April 10, 2020 at 10:17pm
The Hall of the Bulls at Lascaux is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. Illuminated by the flickering light from animal fat lamps, these remarkable images were created some 20,000 years ago #IceAgeArt Photo: Ralph Morse  Image
 
 
 

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