Big brain evolution: changes in sapiens skull shape;addendum (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 23:59 (297 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained


David: Great you are back. We are not at the level of psychology. Note dhw's Google entry about pre-frontal functions. I know psychological study is fuzzy.

Look at this study:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160607220111.htm

"Research in the June 8, 2016 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience describes how the ability to control emotions moves from one brain area to another as teens mature into adults, offering an opportunity to understand how disorders related to emotional control emerge.


Tony: "Ability to control emotion"...sounds very much like psychology, unless you subscribe to a 100% mechanistic view of intelligence and emotion.

What they measured was brain activity. The interpretation of that activity, versus what it actually means, is actually pure speculation. We know this to be true because we have know way of definitively knowing what another person is thinking or feeling, or why.

They are studying areas of the brain that respond to recognized activity, seeing how differing areas of the brain come into action. Not psychology.


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