Evolutionary psychologist Ivan Khvatov will talk about the psyche origin and whether plants and bacteria can think, feel, and make decisions, just like humans.
In modern science, it is believed that only representatives of the animal kingdom have a psyche, the majority of non-scientists hold the same opinion.
Psychologists do not study the problem of the psyche origin as it is considered to be solved. On the other hand, many biologists point out that mental phenomena such as thinking, memory, perception, decision making, or their analogues are noted in representatives of the kingdoms of plants, fungi, bacteria, etc. Thus, the question of the evolutionary origin of the psyche remains open.
, evolutionary psychologist, Ph.D. in Psychology, Head of the Department of General Psychology at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Head of the Laboratory of Biopsychological Research at Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
In the frame of scientific project “Gutenberg Smoking Room”.