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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 Doone 2 hours ago

From Twitter 

How would we treat our relatives if they were alive today? Would we put them in zoos? Would they be counted as just 3/5 of a person? Would we perform studies on them without consent? Would they be enchained as beasts of burden? We don't have to wonder. We've seen this all happen
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Comment by Mrs.B on Thursday

Posing for the camera.

Comment by Stephen on Thursday

These wonderful reconstructions are so different and better from when I was a lad. They were always so brutish, but these are so realistic.

Comment by Doone on Thursday
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 by Mrs.B on July 25, 2020 at 3:38pm

The realism is fantastic.

Comment by Doone on July 25, 2020 at 3:08pm
Wonderful Turkana Boy (Homo ergaster) reconstruction by Elisabeth Daynès https://fieldmuseum.org/science/blog/bringing-neanderthals-life-sculptures-elisabeth-daynes
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Comment by Doone on July 18, 2020 at 12:45pm

Saw this on Twitter ===In human populations, women consistently outlive men, which suggests profound biological foundations for sex differences in survival. Quantifying whether such sex differences are also pervasive in wild mammals is a crucial challenge in both evolutionary biology and biogerontology. Here, we compile demographic data from 134 mammal populations, encompassing 101 species, to show that the female’s median lifespan is on average 18.6% longer than that of conspecific males, whereas in humans the female advantage is on average 7.8%. On the contrary, we do not find any consistent sex differences in aging rates. In addition, sex differences in median adult lifespan and aging rates are both highly variable across species. Our analyses suggest that the magnitude of sex differences in mammalian mortality patterns is likely shaped by local environmental conditions in interaction with the sex-specific costs of sexual selection.

Comment by Doone on July 8, 2020 at 2:49pm

New Human Admixture event in the South Pacific

Researchers from the US and Mexico used large-scale genetic analyses to show that modern-day Polynesian populations contain traces of Native American DNA. Statistical analysis revealed that prehistoric Polynesian populations first met and interbred with people from what is today Colombia around the year 1,150 AD

Researchers from the US and Mexico used large-scale genetic analyses to show that modern-day Polynesian populations contain traces of Native American DNA. Statistical analysis revealed that prehistoric Polynesian populations first met and interbred with people from what is today Colombia around the year 1,150 AD

Comment by Stephen on June 30, 2020 at 11:23am

New discovery suggests London’s story goes back more than 3,000 years longer than previously thought

Evidence points to London being a ceremonial site from the fourth millennium BC

A remarkable new archaeological discovery suggests that London, as a centre for organised social and political activity, may be almost three times as old as previously thought.

Archaeological investigations just 15 metres outside the northern boundary of the historic City of London have unearthed evidence of what appears to have been some sort of prehistoric ceremonial site.

The implication of the discovery is that London may have begun not as a town or even as a village – but as a ceremonial place of popular assembly where local people would have come together for major social and religious feasts and rituals

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/london-histo...

Comment by Davy on June 27, 2020 at 11:12am

This article is a rather interesting read as it is making them question their assumptions about a lot of the things in their studies to date.

On the origin of modern humans: Asian perspectives

 
 
 

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