We Fell into Our Own Social Trap

Simply put, the Cognitive Revolution allowed larger-scale cooperation because suddenly, information was a commodity, and people could now trade information like they would trade food or animals. Once humans fell into the Agricultural “trap,” they had no use for their previous nomadic lives, and, as surpluses of food grew, it became necessary to find aContinue reading “We Fell into Our Own Social Trap”

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome?

            About 70,000 years ago, the cognitive revolution was sparked when Homo sapiens started to form more complex societal structures called cultures. Being that humans had such large brains and were at the top of the food chain, they became the first species to come up with religious and spiritual ideas, develop new languages to communicate, in additionContinue reading “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome?”

“Big Brain” vs the perfect brain.

To start this wonderful topic of pulsing grey matter, I think we should take another look at the social term “Big Brain”. Although this term insinuates that the person it being directed to is being really smart, it actually isn’t the size of our brain that makes the difference, its how well developed and connectedContinue reading ““Big Brain” vs the perfect brain.”