Whereas these experiments do not directly witness on the effect of music on human evolution, they testify to several fundamental problems. First, every cognition or a piece of knowledge contradicts to inborn instinctual drives to some extent (otherwise instinctual drives would be sufficient for making decisions involving this cognition; this cognition would not be useful […]
German physicist Max Planck
These claims seem contradicted by other experiments in motor control but here it is below. Yale Seems firmly in the human exceptionalism camp as an institution and Kavli Institute funding the same. The money would seem better spent understanding how human brain > behavior processes are similar to other animals and thus much easier to […]
Monkey-Human Ancestors Got Music 30 Million Years Ago : Music skills evolved at least 30 million years ago in the common ancestor of humans and monkeys, according to a new study that could help explain why chimpanzees drum on tree roots and monkey calls sound like singing.
Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world? Math has the illusion of being effective when we focus on the successful examples…But there are many more cases where math is ineffective than where it is effective.
With medical, physiological and biological getting much better very quickly, there are all sorts of rear-guard attacks on the inarguable determinism. The idea that everyday effects can change the genes, along with brain plasticity are two of the most popular. These are not science-based but designed to sooth pop fears about. Here we dispense with […]