Was thinking that behavior in any kind of animal you care to look at is such a primitive and early problem to solve that the body first, then nervousness system then brain would have evolved to act looooong before the, supposedly exceptional and newest neo-cortical structures of the brain which cognitive neuroscientists gush over as controlling human behavior. A good example is the whole theory of “executive function” which has always smelled bad to me!
For example, so executive function controls “higher order” concepts and “top down” behavioral control….? But no other animal has these capabilities!? So no other mammals or primates have whatever top down, I guess inhibitory influences, that come from our vaunted frontal lobes and extra-special neocortical functions??