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Farid Pazhoohi
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  • February 5, 2012
  • 04:13 PM

I thought she was more attractive!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Walking down the street, while I was thinking, suddenly for a moment a beautiful face passed my sight. I turned my head to see that attractive face once again. But now I see that face was not as much attractive as I thought. I thought she was more beautiful!!!
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  • October 21, 2011
  • 06:33 AM

Book Review: Where is the Exact Place of God(s)?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Todd Tremlin, Minds and Gods: the cognitive foundations of religion. (Oxford University Press, Inc. USA, 2010), 256 pp., $27.12, ISBN: 978-0199739011
In human history, religions and their related issues have always been taken for granted and people have treated them as something sacred. Questioning of almost all religious beliefs hadn’t been allowed. Philosophical point of view seems not to be too much successful in identifying the main roots and origins of the religious thought and its relate........ Read more »

Todd Tremlin. (2006) Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion. Oxford University Press. info:/

  • October 15, 2011
  • 10:52 AM

Diets of our Ancestors!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Like all species, we humans also have evolved and armed with proper evolutionary tools – teeth for eating. There has been a consensus about evolution of our craniodental morphology and our preferred diets. But yesterday, a review article was published in Science investigating recent studies of early hominis diets. As review shows, using archeological and morphological methods, it was supposed that  “hominin craniodental functional morphology evolved for increasing consumption of har........ Read more »

Ungar PS, & Sponheimer M. (2011) The diets of early hominins. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6053), 190-3. PMID: 21998380  

  • October 7, 2011
  • 02:31 PM

Primates Diversity and Matses Ethnomammalogy in Amazonian Peru

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Probably many people are not more familiar with the Amazon than just knowing its name. How much do you know about the primates of these forests? Do you want to take a tour of the region? Are you interested in learning more about new world monkeys? If so, this book is for you.
Read the rest of my review on “Mammalian Diversity and Matses Ethnomammalogy in Amazonian Peru. Part 1: Primates” book by Robert S. Voss and David W. Fleck at Ethnobiology Letters website.
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Farid Pazhoohi. (2011) Mammalian Diversity and Matses Ethnomammalogy in Amazonian Peru. Part 1: Primates. Ethnobiology Letters, 63-64. info:/

  • October 4, 2011
  • 11:59 AM

Do you feel better in Nature?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Where do you go when you’re tired of modern society? Do you like to go on picnic and spend your time in nature? It seems natural environment has fundamental effects on our feelings. This paper showed that different environments elicit different affective responses and one might feel happier when is in direct contact with natural environment. This study suggests that this feeling might be due to our evolutionary past in Savannahs. Study presents that “some environments (e.g., mountain........ Read more »

Hinds, J., and Sparks, P. (2011) The affective quality of human-natural environment relationships. Evolutionary Psychology, 9(3), 451-469. info:/

  • September 17, 2011
  • 09:33 AM

How does spatial distance between partners affect their feeling of jealousy?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

A new study that is appeared in journal of Evolutionary Psychology, investigated effect of distance of partner and closeness of the rival person on jealousy. Study showed that spatial distance affects the intensity of jealousy. An amazing finding is that although men felt comfortable near their partner and far from the rival person, women still felt a bit jealous while they were with their men and far from the rival women.
In short, this study showed that “the jealousy mechanism responds w........ Read more »

Schützwohl, A., Morjaria, S., and Alvis, S. (2011) Spatial Distance Regulates Sex-Specific Feelings to Suspected Sexual and Emotional Infidelity. Evolutionary Psychology. info:/

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