Oxytocin, a hypothalamic nonapeptide, is linked to increased levels of social interaction, well-being and anti-stress effects. The effects of oxytocin that is released by sensory stimulation during different kinds of interactive behaviors are often underestimated or even forgotten. In fact, many of the positive effects caused during interaction, such a wellbeing, stress reduction and even […]
This is why bonobos evolved with a female lead. There is food in abundance so there was no need to fight for it like the Gorillas and the Chimps who are separated from the bonobos’ by the Congo river.
In two separate incidences in the same day I have learnt about my own self-awareness. In a book called the forgotten Ape, I read a term called personal psychological feedback. This had a immediate psychological feedback experience for me. Reading it did it, I reformed the loop of feedback there and then.t. And now listening […]
INTERACTIVE NON VERBLE COMMUNICATION GAME VERY WELL RECEIVED WILL USE FOR LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAY AND RETREATS
I’m thinking about the course and the bonobo experience, because we have a workshop this evening at Men in Touch massage. It got me thinking about where the project wants to go after this MA ? I am thinking like this because I don’t want the abrupt end to the project or a come down […]
Was great after people got relaxed and able to connect with one another. A learning for me was that these men had just finished work and we not in a festival. Therefore they we very timid about the playfulness of the content. Then however we had to slow them down because it moved into a […]
Food sharing in bonobos: Tolerant sharing in a despotic society The study of food sharing in apes can provide an interesting perspective on the evolution of altruism in early hominids. Sharing food can be an altruistic behaviour, entailing costs to food-owners and benefits to others,, but several alternative hypotheses have been proposed. For example, when […]