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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 was by Stephen Brodie on Monday

Thanks, Doone I found the linked article very interesting.

Comment was by Doone on Monday
Hybridization in human evolution: Insights from other organisms https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/evan.21787?af=R#.XULtLzOjSWA.twitter
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Comment was by Doone on Monday
A 3.8-million-year-old fossil from Ethiopia reveals the face of Lucy's ancestor, Australopithecus anamensis https://phys.org/news/2019-08-million-year-old-fossil-ethiopia-reveals-lucy.html via
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Comment was by Chris B on February 15, 2021 at 1:58am

As always cristal clear!

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 14, 2021 at 5:02pm

Good explanation.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 14, 2021 at 3:01pm

Richard Dawkins: Who Was the First Human?

Comment was by Chris B on January 12, 2021 at 7:09am

Great work!

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 11, 2021 at 10:29pm

That's amazing.

Comment was by Doone on January 11, 2021 at 10:27pm
The spectacular 1.8 million year old Skull 5 from Dmanisi, Georgia and reconstruction by Paleo artist John Gurche.  Image
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Comment was by Chris B on January 8, 2021 at 4:45am

Great!

 
 
 

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