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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 Mrs.B on September 2, 2020 at 6:48pm

Looks quite modern to me.

Comment by Doone on September 2, 2020 at 6:45pm
Or Homo heidelbergensis? Seen in near city of Schoeningen, County Helmstedt, Germany. There were found the oldest hunting spears ever: around 300,000 years old and in amazing condition.
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Comment by Mrs.B on August 26, 2020 at 2:57am

I don't remember the mormons refusing vaccines. I just don't recall the topic coming up. All I know is mother signed every consent form sent home, & so did all the other parents. I also did not live in a mormon community, so no idea their thoughts on it.

Comment by Chris B on August 26, 2020 at 2:39am

In the church where I grew up everyone refused vaccination, but my mother secretly had me vaccinated because she'd hate to get stuck with a handicapped child..

Comment by Mrs.B on August 26, 2020 at 1:22am

I knew 3 girls in my classes who'd had polio, but I just remember we all got the vaccine as soon as the schools got it, & we'd returned our parental consent forms. I don't remember anyone refusing it.

Comment by Chris B on August 26, 2020 at 1:17am

I remember the polio anti vaxers from my youth...

Comment by Mrs.B on August 25, 2020 at 5:18pm

Yes, praying over the affected kids, & giving them cruciFIXes.

Comment by Stephen on August 25, 2020 at 4:39pm

If we had left Polio to the religions they'd still be praying and a lot of good that would do.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 25, 2020 at 4:16pm

Wow, some positive news for a change.

Comment by Stephen on August 25, 2020 at 4:13pm

Africa officially declared free of wild polio

a close up of a man with his mouth open: A health official administers a polio vaccine to a child at a camp for people displaced by Islamist extremists, in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  - Sunday Alamba/AFP

Africa has been declared free from the wild poliovirus, a debilitating disease which has no cure and bends children’s limbs into spider-like contortions, paralysing them for life.

The news comes after decades of tireless work by a coalition of international health bodies, governments, millions of community health workers and volunteers. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) certified that the African continent is free from wild polio on Tuesday afternoon, four years after the last cases appeared in a conflict-ridden region of northeastern Nigeria.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/africa-officially-declared-fre...

 
 
 

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