Preconditions For The Emergence Of Humor

Various factors have been proposed as preconditions for the emergence of humor perception in a species, including sociality, an exploratory drive, a system of communication (to allow for the members of the species to express and communicate beliefs and feelings), an ability to mentally represent and order the physical world, and an ability to construct possible imaginary worlds. Additional criteria proposed include a capacity to use logic and reasoning independently of affective or real-world constraints, a capacity to deceive or misrepresent the truth, a capacity for collaboration, reciprocity, compassion, and a theory of mind.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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