Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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The complex lives of pre-humans, and what it means to you
Frederick L. Coolidge, Ph.D. and Thomas Wynn, Ph.D., Frederick L. Coolidge Ph.D.
Did you ever wonder about why people have accents?
The use of fire beginning about 1.9 million years ago may have provided an early and major boost in cognition.
What is the second greatest mystery in anthropology?
Was the disappearance of Neanderthals a simple twist of fate? Clive Finlayson's new book would have you believe so. It wasn't.
A world beyond physics? Really?
What can psychologists tell us about Neandertal lives and why they went extinct? Were our extinct cousins exactly like us? If they were, why did they go extinct?
Can cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome be inherited? Do subtle versions live among us?
Did cerebellum size differences between Homo sapiens and Neandertals account for their differences in creativity?
Why do journalists only present one side of the Neandertal story? Why is the presentation of brain differences and their cognitive implications so scary for science writers?
Ever wonder how life started? Was DNA really the beginning of life on earth or did life come from outer space?
I never asked, and no student has ever asked me!
Why people see faces in everything.
Did Neandertals have a tradition of eating other Neandertals?
What is the relationship between meat-eating and psychopathology?
Were ancient handaxes forms of art?
Can the foundations of art be found in ancient stone handaxes?
Chomsky’s contention has little or no genetic support.
What did Neandertals eat, how did they hunt, and what were their personalities like?
Did Neandertals intentionally bury their dead, and if so, why?
Should you eat like your Stone-Age ancestors?
How Freud’s theory of dreaming may explain alien abductions
What did Neandertals dream about? Did Neandertals have just as many creative dreams as Homo sapiens living at the same time?
Explaining the hype about the new 1.8 million year old fossil find at Dmanisi
How dreams may have affected human evolution.
How dietary changes and sleeping on the ground changed the course of human evolution.
What Phineas Gage's accident, executive functions, and Neandertal extinction have in common
Neandertal brains were bigger than modern brains, about 10% bigger.
Who were the Neandertals?
Thomas Wynn, Ph.D. and Frederick L. Coolidge, Ph.D. are coauthors of How To Think Like a Neandertal.
Frederick L. Coolidge, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.