Anthropology

The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD), according to the Mesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state development during the Classic period (c. 250 AD to 900 AD), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish.

Eric R. Kandel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, probes into the mind to demonstrate how it is much more complex than just a series of processes carried out by the brain. The brain produces our every emotional, intellectual and athletic act. It allows us to acquire new facts and skills, and to remember them for as long as a lifetime. Memory exists in two major forms, each located in different brain regions. Explicit memory is for people, places, and objects. In contrast, implicit memory serves perceptual and motor skills.

Earthlings is an eye-opening documentary about humanities many mischiefs (animal cruelty) on planet earth. Sometimes the recordings of a few hidden cameras is all that is needed to say a thousand words, and in this case also experience a thousand emotions. Each and every one of us are earthlings. We share this world with millions of other species, and yet we tend to abuse and damage them mercilessly, not realizing that we are completely dependent on other earthlings.

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