In Man Child Man Cave Man Child, I seek to understand more fully how evolutionary psychology, personal history, kinship and cultural forces affect my current emotions and behavior.
Man Child is a video series that explores how these forces are at play in our daily lives. We think we are in control of our daily actions and emotions, but science is showing this is an illusion. The “Fight or Flight” instinct is a simple example. We think that we analyze threatening situations and make an appropriate response in our conscious brain, however the reality is much more complicated. Our response to a threatening situation is affected by evolutionary forces, our personal history, and human biology.
How much are we really “in control”? I’m not sure, but I suspect I’ll find, through the research and creation of this project, that it is much less than we believe.