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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 Stephen on January 13, 2018 at 8:56pm

Interesting read Doone Thanks, mate.

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Comment by Doone on January 13, 2018 at 7:55pm

Archaic Hominin Populations in Asia before the Arrival of Modern Humans: Their Phylogeny and Implications for the “Southern Denisovans” - Yousuke Kaifu

Comment by Mrs.B on January 7, 2018 at 2:33pm

WOW!

Comment by Doone on January 7, 2018 at 2:19pm

OH 8 - 1.8 million years old Homo habilis foot with bite marks from a crocodile via

 
Comment by Doone on January 5, 2018 at 10:24pm

How Neanderthals influenced human genetics at the crossroads of Asia and Europe http://phy.so/428069185 via @physorg_com

Comment by Doone on January 5, 2018 at 3:34am

How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains @ferrisjabr https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-humans-evolved-supersize-brains-... … via @QuantaMagazine

Comment by Stephen on January 4, 2018 at 11:12pm

Ancient Axes, Spear Points May Reveal When Early Humans Left Africa

https://www.livescience.com/61285-stone-tools-found-in-saudi-arabia...

Comment by Mrs.B on January 4, 2018 at 10:01pm

I would think that reconstruction artists have a very interesting job.

Comment by Doone on January 4, 2018 at 9:32pm

Female Homo erectus reconstruction based on the 1.6 million years old KNM-ER 3733 cranium (Paleo-Artist John Gurche)

 
 
 
 

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