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Koko, Washoe, and Kanzi: Three Apes with Human Vocabulary

In the last 40 years, there have been many apes that have been taught to communicate with humans using sign language or other means, but the most famous among them are Koko the gorilla, Washoe the chimpanzee, and Kanzi the bonobo. 1,108 more words


Post Of The Week - Sunday 26th July 2015

1) Cases Of Amnesia

I am in the middle of planning the Memory topic for AS next year. Here is a case of amnesia which has defied explanation. 682 more words

Treating Mental Disorders

What’s It Like To Live Without Illusions? Tough, And It Sucks

About 6 months ago, I decided to do a bit a self-experimentation. I tried to identify as many of my illusions as I could, and then see if I could lose them one by one. 1,210 more words

Ethics Of Human Rights

Cultural evolution

So as to Explain Culture let us first start by  saying what culture is not:
Culture can be distinguished from information that we acquire genetically – from our biological parents, which is stored in the DNA… 23 more words
Evolutionary Psychology

Reality is Boring. Let's Believe Lies Instead.

I know it shouldn’t surprise me when people post outright, bold-faced lies about, say, the nature of humanity, but somehow I still stare in shock for a split second or two before struggling with whether or not to respond. 1,295 more words

Rats as feeling creatures

Rats may “dream” about the future.

They may also be able to show joy by squeaking as a primitive form of laughter.

“Recent affective neuroscience research has yielded the discovery of play- and tickle-induced ultrasonic vocalization patterns ( approximately 50-kHz chirps) in rats may have more than a passing resemblance to primitive human laughter. 282 more words


So I was reading a fairytale to the younguns, “…’Spin me all this,’ said the Queen, ‘and when it is finished, you shall have my eldest son for your husband. 182 more words