[ExI] "Animal-monitoring modules"?

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Fri Sep 28 15:51:28 UTC 2007

At 06:07 AM 9/28/2007, Jef wrote:
>On 9/28/07, Josh Cowan <jcowan5 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> > It won't come as a surprise humans are more attuned to spotting moving
> > animals than moving minivans but a brain module just for such an event?
> > hmmm? What if they had moved berry bushes or potential mates instead of
> > minivans? Do other humans fall under this animal monitoring module?
>I haven't read this item, but I would expect it's not so much an
>"animal module" but rather an evolved sensitivity for perception of
>intention and therefore intentional agents including animals, humans,
>spirits, etc.

I would bet you *long* odds that if you redid this work with the 
people under function MRI you would see that there really is a 
module, that is to say a part of the brain that specialized in this task.

Keith Henson 

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