Why People See Faces When There Are None: Pareidolia

Why people see faces in everything.

Did Neandertals Like the Taste of other Neandertals?

Did Neandertals have a tradition of eating other Neandertals?

Meat, Vegetarians, and the Evolution of Gut Flora

What is the relationship between meat-eating and psychopathology?

The Neuroaesthetics of Handaxes

Were ancient handaxes forms of art?

The Handaxe Enigma

Can the foundations of art be found in ancient stone handaxes?

Why Chomsky Is Wrong About the Evolution of Language

Chomsky’s contention has little or no genetic support.

Neandertal's Diet, Hunting, and Personality

What did Neandertals eat, how did they hunt, and what were their personalities like?

Did Neandertals Bury Their Dead and Why?

Did Neandertals intentionally bury their dead, and if so, why?

The Truth About the Caveman Diet

Should you eat like your Stone-Age ancestors?

Sigmund Freud and Alien Abduction Stories

How Freud’s theory of dreaming may explain alien abductions

The Cerebellum, Creativity, and Neandertals

Did cerebellum size differences between Homo sapiens and Neandertals account for their differences in creativity?

What Did Neandertals Dream About?

What did Neandertals dream about? Did Neandertals have just as many creative dreams as Homo sapiens living at the same time?

What’s the Hype about the New Dmanisi Fossil all about?

Explaining the hype about the new 1.8 million year old fossil find at Dmanisi

How Dreaming Changed Human Evolution

How dreams may have affected human evolution.

How Diet and Sleep Changed Human Evolution

How dietary changes and sleeping on the ground changed the course of human evolution.

The Biggest Myth about Phineas Gage

What Phineas Gage's accident, executive functions, and Neandertal extinction have in common

Does Brain Size Matter?

Neandertal brains were bigger than modern brains, about 10% bigger.

Why a Blog About Neandertals?

Who were the Neandertals?