Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus anthropology sars-cov-2 viruses cognitive-science faces anthropomorphism david-hume cognitive-psychology
Social distancing increased over the course of human history – but so did empathy and new ways to connect
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
April 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: human-evolution social-distancing social-connection cognitive-science empathy novels evolutionary-psychology grooming robert-koch social-ties
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