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Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Did language emerge from the neural systems supporting aimed throwing?

Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Did language emerge from the neural systems supporting aimed throwing? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Aimed throwing is surprisingly uncommon in the animal kingdom. Humans do it par excellence, and otherwise it only shows up occasionally, even in our closest relatives. Chimpanzees will throw things (often faeces) but unlike humans don't throw things when hunting or trying to get food; when non-human animals throw things, it's usually part of a social encounter.

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The woman who grew phantom fingers that she'd never physically had

The woman who grew phantom fingers that she'd never physically had | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Inside the human brain there is a map of the body drawn in neural tissue. When a person loses a limb, the neural representation of that body part still exists in the map, and more often than not, it continues to give rise to "phantom" sensations.

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Seeing movement: Why the world in our head stays still when we move our eyes

Seeing movement: Why the world in our head stays still when we move our eyes | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When observing a fly buzzing around the room, we should have the impression that it is not the fly, but rather the space that lies behind it that is moving.
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