The Near-Sighted Monkey

Aug 28

Dear DrawBridge Students,
What story is this?
How was this kid able to let you know?
How long did it take you to figure it out?
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy


Dear DrawBridge Students,

What story is this?

How was this kid able to let you know?

How long did it take you to figure it out?

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

(Source: fabulotto, via thenearsightedmonkey)

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CAN YOU DIG IT?
Down here in The NearSightedMonkey Lounge, we had no idea that the ‘cones’ and the ‘rods’ in human eyes looked like this. Photo by Steve Gschmeissner  (click to view more images of this artist)

CAN YOU DIG IT?

Down here in The NearSightedMonkey Lounge, we had no idea that the ‘cones’ and the ‘rods’ in human eyes looked like this. Photo by Steve Gschmeissner  (click to view more images of this artist)

(Source: thenearsightedmonkey)

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Aug 27

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thenearsightedmonkey:

What is the Near-Sighted Monkey reading this afternoon?
 The Hand   How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture  By Frank R. Wilson 
From The Hand:
Ultimately, this “meditation” seeks to juxtapose and integrate three quite different perspectives on the role of the hand in human life:

1. the anthropological and evolutionary perspective: where the human hand came from and how it acquired the repertoire of movements that have given it a central role in human life and survival;


2. the biomechanical and physiological perspective: the engineer’s view of the specialized structure and function of a forelimb no longer used for weight-bearing and whose terminal configuration is adapted for control of external objects;


3. the neurobehavioral and developmental perspective: how the dynamic interactions of hand and brain are developed and refined, and how that process relates to the unique character of human thought, growth, and creativity.

The last of these three perspectives is the one that seems to me most in need of illumination.
Continue reading…..

thenearsightedmonkey:

What is the Near-Sighted Monkey reading this afternoon?

The Hand
How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

By Frank R. Wilson

From The Hand:

Ultimately, this “meditation” seeks to juxtapose and integrate three quite different perspectives on the role of the hand in human life:

1. the anthropological and evolutionary perspective: where the human hand came from and how it acquired the repertoire of movements that have given it a central role in human life and survival;
2. the biomechanical and physiological perspective: the engineer’s view of the specialized structure and function of a forelimb no longer used for weight-bearing and whose terminal configuration is adapted for control of external objects;
3. the neurobehavioral and developmental perspective: how the dynamic interactions of hand and brain are developed and refined, and how that process relates to the unique character of human thought, growth, and creativity.

The last of these three perspectives is the one that seems to me most in need of illumination.

Continue reading…..

beatonna:

King Baby says No
I’ll be honest here, I don’t know if the proper word is Lay or Lie

beatonna:

King Baby says No

I’ll be honest here, I don’t know if the proper word is Lay or Lie

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