Curiosity Daily Podcast: Blame Evolution for Back Pain, Showing Off Your Status Doesn’t Make Friends, and Make Babies Smarter by Pretending to Understand Them
Learn about why signaling your status makes it harder to make new friends; the evolutionary reason why humans have so much back pain; and how pretending to understand babies can make them smarter.
September 14, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Signaling your status makes it harder to make new friends by Steffie Drucker
- Forget the bling: High status-signaling deters new friendships. (2018, August). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/sfpa-ftb081518.php
- Garcia, S. M., Weaver, K., & Chen, P. (2018). The Status Signals Paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(5), 690–696. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618783712
- Pinsker, J. (2018, September 27). The Misconceptions People Have About Luxury Purchases. The Atlantic; The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/buying-luxury-goods-value/571525/
Why do humans have so much back pain? Thank evolution by Grant Currin
- Human Evolution: Gain Came With Pain. (2013, February 16). Human Evolution: Gain Came With Pain. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/02/human-evolution-gain-came-pain#
- Your back pain may be due to evolution and spine shape. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/sfu-ybp030420.php
- Plomp, K. A., Viðarsdóttir, U. S., Weston, D. A., Dobney, K., & Collard, M. (2015). The ancestral shape hypothesis: an evolutionary explanation for the occurrence of intervertebral disc herniation in humans. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0336-y
- Plomp, K. A., Dobney, K., Weston, D. A., Strand Viðarsdóttir, U., & Collard, M. (2019). 3D shape analyses of extant primate and fossil hominin vertebrae support the ancestral shape hypothesis for intervertebral disc herniation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1550-9
- Plomp, K. A., Dobney, K., & Collard, M. (2020). Spondylolysis and spinal adaptations for bipedalism. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 2020(1), 35–44. https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoaa003
- Spondylolysis. (2020). https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/spondylolysis
Keep Pretending To Understand Babies—It Makes Them Smarter by Anna Todd
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