Pokemon Go has gone viral. In U.S. alone, the app has lured under 26 million daily active users. This “augmented reality” game has crossed national boundaries. Now, 26 countries have Pokemon Go users. (See here for statistics: http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/pokemon-go-statistics/) Even President Obama "appears" as a Pokemon fan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYuZlhCPbjM According to a BBC article, http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160711-the-psychological-tricks-behind-pokemon-gos-success a … Continue reading Is our Evolved Psychology activated by Pokemon Go?
http://www.albright.edu/spotlight/Aung.html My college honors my passion toward Evolutionary Psychology. Honorable Mention, I think, is also a good way of asking my parents to continue investing in my education. 😀
"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution." -Dobzhansky Take a look at this awesome video, which does a good job at quickly explaining the vestigial traits we inherited from our ancestors over evolutionary history. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/you-can-find-evidence-evolution-your-own-body/
Imagine traveling back through time to an ancient Africa where our genus Homo was born. Molded by a ruthless natural selection, our ancestors were born and died there again and again. Their lives and deaths were evidenced and honored by their bone prints. Their incomplete remains were bequeathed to us through time to reconstruct … Continue reading Man-The-Cook. Why cooking makes us human?
A sport can be broadly defined as the subset of games. In sports, two or more individuals or teams participate based upon agreed rules and compete for winning (Deaner & Smith, 2013). According to Dearner, Blaish, and Lombardo(2015), the definition of sport therefore excludes activities that are purely physical, and noncompetitive (e.g., exercise), chance games … Continue reading Functional Explanations for Sports: Why do We Participate?
A series of wondrous lectures by Donald Johanson, the scientist who discovered Lucy. There is still some time left to sign up for the course! https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:ASUx+ASM246+1T2016/info
Literally speaking, every author has a proud mom. She probably would be the one reading each and every writing composed by the author. And my proud mom who happened to read my blog posts asked me why most of the topics I wrote happened to be SEX. I answered, “Mom. Reproduction is very very important. … Continue reading Adamic and Evian gametes! Why SEX exists?