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Old 19th May 2017, 04:07 PM
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Scientists have discovered specific brain networks in social primates that record and analyse social activities/ data and allow the cognitive basis of "Theory Of Mind".

In other words, by observing the actions of others, this allows animals to correctly guess intentions and general state of mind.

Once thought to be unique among only humans, it now seems likely that a wide range of social animals have at least some TOM capability. And this paper describes the neural circuitry involved.

Sliwa, J. and W. A. Freiwald (2017). "A dedicated network for social interaction processing in the primate brain." Science 356(6339): 745-749.
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Primate cognition requires interaction processing. Interactions can reveal otherwise hidden properties of intentional agents, such as thoughts and feelings, and of inanimate objects, such as mass and material. Where and how interaction analyses are implemented in the brain is unknown. Using whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging in macaque monkeys, we discovered a network centered in the medial and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex that is exclusively engaged in social interaction analysis. Exclusivity of specialization was found for no other function anywhere in the brain. Two additional networks, a parieto-premotor and a temporal one, exhibited both social and physical interaction preference, which, in the temporal lobe, mapped onto a fine-grain pattern of object, body, and face selectivity. Extent and location of a dedicated system for social interaction analysis suggest that this function is an evolutionary forerunner of human mind-reading capabilities.
http://science.sciencemag.org/conten...9/745.abstract

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0518143858.htm
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Would you say animal migrations, evolution and history tampered with human activities follow such a course upon their cognitive interactions in their lives, imparting such behaviours down their offspring and younglings?

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Would you say animal migrations, evolution and history tampered with human activities follow such a course upon their cognitive interactions in their lives, imparting such behaviours down their offspring and younglings?

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"Just asking a question, worth pondering."

Human activities have indeed altered the fate of many species, mostly for the worse. A few species have thrived, however. [Rats, mice, pigeons, "bin-chickens" (Ibis), etc.].

I think that the cognitive abilities and personality of individuals in species have an impact on their evolution, and we can expect more work in this area.

Now that we have fast gene sequencers, we can get an idea of the genomic profiles of statistically valid population samples, we may be able to answer such complex questions.
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Persunis shantaras.

Nemeres?

"Interesting.

Do you actually investigate such?"
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Persunis shantaras.

Nemeres?

"Interesting.

Do you actually investigate such?"
No, but I [try to] keep up with the scientific literature.
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No, but I [try to] keep up with the scientific literature.
For which, much thanks, Sir Pup.

The Theory Of Mind stuff has interested me for years, as one who must try to synthesize it, lacking an inbuilt, working, TOM module as such.

I do primate fairly well, but the social is a strain under most circumstances.

I hope, one day, to understand how this shit works. Then I'm moving on to magnets.
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Bugger primates.

Prairie dogs haz proper language too.

Wiv verbs and shit and all.
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