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|Favorite book:||The sorrows of young Werther|
|Member Since:||Nov 20, 2012|
Characterized by having a large brain relative to body size, with a particularly well developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, making me capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, problem solving and culture through social learning. This mental capability, combined with an adaptation to bipedal locomotion that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed me to make far greater use of tools than any other living species on Earth. I am one of the only extant species known to build fires and cook their food, as well as one of the only known species to clothe themselves and create and use numerous other technologies and arts.
I am also uniquely adept at utilizing systems of symbolic communication such as language for self-expression, the exchange of ideas, and organization. I can create complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to states. Social interactions between myself and others have established an extremely wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which together form the basis of society. I am are noted for my desire to understand and influence my environment, seeking to explain and manipulate phenomena through science, philosophy, mythology, and religion.
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