Is not the fact that we are having these discussions the best available evidence that we are not “just overgrown apes or undergrown apes”?
Underlying the significant differences in brain — to say nothing of the vast difference in mind — is a genetic mystery.
Paco Calvo has authored many papers in respected journals; his view is another instance of panpsychism overtaking materialism in science.
It’s a good idea to be skeptical when any such claim is followed up with the assertion that humans “aren’t that cognitively unique after all.”
Brains are not simple, so many “just common sense” theories have fallen by the wayside.