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Excerpts – part 2

evo-devo The most primitive part of the forebrain, which MacLean referred to as the “reptile brain,” includes structures that, according to him, provided the neural substrates for species-typical ritual or instinctive behavior, and basic homeostatic functions like breathing. Anatomically, you … Continue reading

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Excerpts – part 1

KANZI IS ONE REMARKABLE APE—BONOBO, TO BE precise. He was adopted—kidnapped actually—by the dominant female, named Matata, of a captive colony at the Yerkes Primate Center in Georgia, who, as it happened, was being taught to communicate with humans through … Continue reading

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