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Excerpts – part 3

competition or cooperation The social intelligence hypothesis emphasizes competitive social interactions. While it is certainly true that our competitive interactions are the most complex among mammals, it is our cooperative social interactions that most distinguish us from other mammals. There … Continue reading

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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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