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Rituals As Social Glue: An Interview With Harvey Whitehouse
Why are rituals such a pervasive feature of human social life? And what role might they have played in the evolution of our social behavior?
Applied Evolutionary Psychology
How evolutionary psychology can improve the quality of life.
RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature
Steven Pinker: The Stuff of Thought
Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?
Consciousness, free-will, and morality discussed by three scientists.

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Scientists are increasingly seeing personality as a key factor in an animal's ability to survive, adapt, and thrive in its environment. But this topic isn't an easy one to study scientifically, says primatologist Dorothy Cheney of the University of Pennsylvania. >>Read More
Post: October 8, 2012 10:03 am, Source: Science Now  Comments (0) Views (843)
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And this, in turn, leads to the question: who’s in charge of your own mind? Think of the morgue scene in the movie “Men in Black,” when a human corpse is revealed to be a robot, its skull inhabited by a little green man from outer space. >>Read More
Post: October 7, 2012 8:20 pm, Source: New York Times  Comments (0) Views (832)
RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature
Steven Pinker: The Stuff of Thought >>Read More
Post: October 7, 2012 7:32 pm, Source:   Comments (2) Views (2480)
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Recently Drs. Miller and Raison, physicians at Emory University and the University of Arizona respectively, authored a paper "The evolutionary significance of depression in pathogen host defense" in which they proposed that some of the alleles (forms of genes) that increase one's risk for depression also enhance immune responses to infections. >>Read More
Post: October 2, 2012 12:48 pm, Source: The Atlantic   Comments (3) Views (1614)
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Moreover, as lying has evolved, so has the ability to detect lies. Self-deception may be a response to this escalating arms race of lying and lie-detection. We lie more persuasively if we believe our own lies. >>Read More
Post: October 1, 2012 8:33 pm, Source: Scientific American  Comments (0) Views (928)
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For two decades, evolutionary scientists have been locked in a debate over the evolved functions of three distinctive human behaviors: the great readiness we show for cooperating with new people, the strong interest we have in tracking others' reputations regarding how well they treat others, and the occasional interest we have in punishing people for selfishly mistreating others. >>Read More
Post: September 27, 2012 10:49 am, Source: E! Science News  Comments (0) Views (687)
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An Evolutionary Biologist at The University of Manchester, working with scientists in the United States, has found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other. It’s hoped the findings will significantly advance our understanding of the brain. >>Read More
Post: September 26, 2012 7:45 pm, Source: ScienceBlog  Comments (0) Views (3216)

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