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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 Doone on November 4, 2020 at 9:41pm
Men and women in early Americas shared hunting duties equally https://bit.ly/2JBAiT4
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Comment was by Chris B on November 1, 2020 at 1:50pm

Beautiful reconstruction! Great to see the family!

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 1, 2020 at 1:46pm

Looks like she's moving.

Comment was by Doone on November 1, 2020 at 1:35pm
Wonderful reconstruction of Australopithecus sediba, commissioned by the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History (Credit: © Sculpture Elisabeth Daynes /Photo S. Entressangle)
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Comment was by Davy on October 16, 2020 at 7:50am

I quite agree with you Mrs.B and even a German thinker of the 18th-19th century also pointed that fact out

Der Mensch begreift niemals wie anthropomorphisch er ist—

Man never comprehends how anthropomorphic his conceptions are.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; (1749 – 1832)

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 15, 2020 at 1:18pm

We have to stop thinking we're so special.

Comment was by Stephen on October 15, 2020 at 3:55am

‘Uniquely human’ muscles have been discovered in apes

Head Muscles of Common Chimpanzees, Bonobos and Humans Are Very Similar (IMAGE)

llustration showing the striking similarities between the head muscles of common chimpanzees, bonobos and humans: the very rare exceptions are those shown in colors and with text. Image source: Rui Diogo

Muscles once thought ‘uniquely human’ have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. The findings question the anthropocentric view that certain muscles evolved for the sole purpose of providing special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, vocal communication and facial expressions. Published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, the study highlights that thorough knowledge of ape anatomy is necessary for a better understanding of human evolution.

https://blog.frontiersin.org/2018/06/11/ecology-evolution-uniquely-...

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

Looks quite modern to me.

Comment was 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 was 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.

 
 
 

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