The Seeking System — This seems an important system to us because it appears to drive all behavior. ALL behavior. It also appears that self-harming behaviors, like addictions, are due to genetially/inherited impaired and broken brain seeking systems. Seeking System — A major part of the Seeking system runs from a part of the midbrain via a […]
Human beings are the products of millions of years of evolution by natural selection. Sometime in the last 5 million years, natural selection created a creature with a very large brain that walked upright, was adept at making and using tools, developed language, and came to rely heavily on imitation, social learning, and culture. Biological […]
The Nobel Prize winning ethologist, Nikko Tinbergen, identified four logically distinct questions about a biological phenomenon: What is its function? What is its evolutionary history? How does it work? How does it develop?
Genes Play Major Role in Primate Social Behavior, Study Finds By NICHOLAS WADE Social behavior among primates — including humans — has a substantial genetic basis, a team of scientists has concluded from a new survey of social structure across the primate family tree. The scientists, at the University of Oxford in England, looked at the evolutionary family […]
1 Trait Has Huge Impact On Whether Alcohol Makes You Aggressive Bottom Line “If you carefully consider the consequences of your actions, it is unlikely getting drunk is going to make you any more aggressive than you usually are.” Drinking enough alcohol to become intoxicated increases aggression significantly in people who have one particular personality […]