Robert sapolsky on behavioral evolution at stanford. How i write robert sapolsky bio stanford university. It is a full 105 minutes but if you watch the whole thing you will understand your kids better and have a greater appreciation for the importance of kindness in the rearing of humans. In 1457, a grown pig was tried and convicted for eating a. Behave pdf summary by american neuroendocrinologist robert sapolsky is an investigation into the structure of our brains, where, in sapolsky s opinion, we should be able to unlock the secrets of what it means to be a human the best and the worst of them. Stanford biologist robert sapolsky takes on human behavior.
Neurological sciences, stanford university, mc 5020, stanford, ca 943055020, usa, and institute of primate research, national museums of kenya. Sapolsky is a macarthur fellow, a world renowned neurobiologist, and an adept science writer best known for. The extremely good series of lectures by robert sapolsky that i am watching over couple of months starting, stopping and going around. Robert sapolsky is a professor of biological sciences and neurology at stanford university and the worlds leading researcher on the physiology and psychology of. Professor sapolsky goes over a few stories, riddles and quotes and outlines the course curriculum. Evolutionary innovations in physiology and behavior from molecules to ecosystems. Robert morris sapolsky born april 6, 1957 is an american neuroendocrinologist and author. Feb 01, 2011 may 17, 2010 professor robert sapolsky completes his fourth and final part of a discussion about aggression and violence. Robert sapolsky, biologist, primatologist, and endocrinologist, has. Professor of neurology and neurosurgery, stanford university robert sapolsky holds the john a. He points out that it is often difficult to detect any response patterns that could be used to predict. Professor sapolsky has been the recipient of many awards for his work, including a 2009 walter j. Sapolsky s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic.
Sapolsky has 16 books on goodreads with 163834 ratings. Stanford professor robert sapolsky discusses behavioral evolution in detail at stanford. Among other examples of traits once thought restricted to humans, but no longer, sapolsky offered instances of vampire bats following the golden rule, or titfortat behavior. Potassium channel gene therapy can prevent neuron death resulting from necrotic and apoptotic insults. The influence of social hierarchy on primate health robert m. Apr 27, 2017 robert sapolsky is your basic confused human when it comes to violence. The neurological origins of individuality 2nd edition part i professor robert sapolsky the teaching company robert sapolsky, ph.
His teaching awards include stanford universitys bing award for teaching excellence and an award for outstanding teaching from the associated students of stanford university. The biology of humans at our best and worst duration. Sapolsky author of why zebras dont get ulcers, a primates memoir and the trouble with testosterone attempts to explain all the major influences on human behavior. Lecture videos are available for free online thinking in buckets. He discusses how hormones and evolution have shaped this behavior into. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why sapolsky is. Robert sapolsky developed his writing skills doing field work in africa. Altering behavior with gene transfer in the limbic system. His current research examines how stress alters personality patterns and social behavior. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including a primates memoir, the trouble with testosterone, and why zebras dont get ulcers. May 12, 2010 robert sapolsky continues his lectures about aggression in humans but also continues to talk about other emotions and what goes on in the brain to cause these various emotions. Jun 22, 2016 stanford professor robert sapolsky discusses behavioral evolution in detail at stanford.
Robert sapolsky rocks welcome to robert sapolsky rocks. It doesnt take long for robert sapolsky, one of stanfords finest teachers, to pull you right into his course. He is a professor of biology and neurology at stanford university and the recipient of a. Robert sapolsky is a primatologist and a professor of neuroscience at stanford university. It doesnt take long for robert sapolsky, one of stanford s finest teachers, to pull you right into his course. This was an audiobook lecture series of around 12 hours. Hes for gun control but loves shooting people in laser tag.
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Robert sapolsky is an extremely talented speaker and teacher whose course at stanford university is one of the most popular classes on campus. To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist robert sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred. Sapolsky social cultures among nonhuman primates 643 ferent features of culture were documented whiten et al. May 08, 2017 stanford biologist robert sapolsky ponders the best and worst of us, plus free will. In this ambitious, long and quirky book, stanford professor and macarthur genius grant recipient robert m. Free will is the internal forces i do not understand. Hes also a renowned researcher and award winning professor at stanford university. Robert sapolsky is one of the leading neuroscientists in the world, studying stress in primates. Lee al, dumas tc, tarapore pe, webster br, ho dy, kaufer d, sapolsky rm. Sapolsky is a macarthur genius fellow, a professor of biology and neurology at stanford university, and a research associate with the institute of primate research at the national museum of kenya. Sure you can bash a guy over the head with a club, but theres also the aggression, pulling a trigger, dropping a bomb from 30,000 feet away, damning with faint praise, passive aggressive actions.
Robert sapolsky is part of stanford profiles, official site for faculty, postdocs, students and staff information expertise, bio, research, publications, and more. In this lecture, the entertaining stanford lecturer dives into the biological and psychological aspect of the most damaging disease. Sapolsky dominance hierarchies occur in numerous social species, and rank within them can greatly influence the quality of life of an animal. Stanford professor robert sapolsky discusses depression in u. In 24 lectures, you will investigate how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, constrained or freed by genes, shaped by early experience, modulated by hormones, and otherwise influenced to produce. And famed stanford neuroendocrinologist and atheist robert sapolsky, author of why zebras dont get ulcers, makes an interesting case in the big think video above that this religion business humans have come up withthis form of metamagical thinkinghas provided a distinct evolutionary advantage.
Jun 02, 2018 behave pdf summary by american neuroendocrinologist robert sapolsky is an investigation into the structure of our brains, where, in sapolskys opinion, we should be able to unlock the secrets of what it means to be a human the best and the worst of them. He doesnt believe in the death penalty but has specific fantasies about how he would kill hitler. Ethanmacneiljewett, meghamakam, robertsapolsky, robert sapolsky. Sapolsky is the author of several informative and comical books that present cutting edge psychoneurobiological knowledge in an enjoyable, easy to read format. Rather than point mutations constantly causing tiny genetic shifts, entire gene activating. Robert sapolsky discusses physiological effects of stress. Sapolsky flat out dismisses this, citing a simple example of massive protein malnutrition during childhood. Sapolsky starts out by introducing a concept about how our brains think about stuff. Stanford biologist robert sapolsky ponders the best and worst of us, plus free will with the publication of his latest book, robert sapolsky tackles the best and worst of human behavior and the. Sapolsky presents many illustrations of the progress of the subtraction game over historical time. Robert sapolsky neuroscientist, primatologist, writer. Robert sapolsky on aggression this is the 2nd lecture on the limbic system from robert sapolsky s human behavioral biology course at stanford. Sapolsky, amyelizabethbraun, ethanmacneiljewett, meghamakam, robertsapolsky, robert sapolsky we arent endorsed by this school.
Start studying robert sapolsky discusses physiological effects of stress. Robert sapolsky stanford medicine, stanford stanford. Jun 09, 2017 in this extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour, the biologist robert sapolsky takes the reader on an epic journey backwards through time, and through different scientific disciplines. Behavior department of biology stanford university. At stanford university, primatologist robert sapolsky offers a fascinating and funny look at human behaviors which the rest of the animal kingdom would consider bizarre. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including a primates memoir, the trouble with testosterone, why zebras dont get ulcers, and his most recent book this year behave. Human behavioral biology video lectures with robert sapolsky. Introduction to human behavioral biology robert sapolsky. View homework help aggression iv by robert sapolsky from psyc 211 at university of maryland, baltimore county.
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Alan alda with robert sapolsky of stanford university extended by brains on trial. Aggression iv by robert sapolsky video aggression iv by. Jun 05, 2016 stanford professor robert sapolsky discusses depression in u. He focuses on violence and largely organizes the relevant influences by time scale or sequence. Sep 01, 2014 robert sapolsky is a professor of biological sciences and neurology at stanford university and the worlds leading researcher on the physiology and psychology of stress. Stanford biologist robert sapolsky ponders the best and worst of us, plus free will with the publication of his latest book, robert sapolsky tackles the best and worst of human behavior. Professor sapolsky is the author of several books, including stress, the aging brain and the mechanisms of neuron death mit press, 1992. In part 1 aggression and the brain, allen siegel discusses the two forms of aggressive behavior. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on sapolsky s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. The neurological origins of individuality, 2nd edition, is an interdisciplinary approach to this fascinating subject.
The site facilitates research and collaboration in academic endeavors. This post is part of a series summarizing human behavioral biology, taught by robert sapolsky at stanford university in 2010. Atheist stanford biologist robert sapolsky explains how. In this fascinating talk, he shares his cutting edge research into the biology that drives our worst and best behaviors. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic and also so brutal and violent. Sapolsky is a macarthur fellow, a world renowned neurobiologist, and an adept science writer best known for his book, why zebras dont get ulcers. There was no radio or any other company, and as a result you wind up sending letters to every human that you have known in your life in hopes that they would write back to you.
Gores award for excellence in teaching, stanford universitys highest teaching honor. The case of a nonhuman primate culture of low aggression and high affiliation social forces sapolsky, r. With the publication of his latest book, robert sapolsky tackles the best and worst of human behavior and the. The context in which aggression and violence occur can be modified much more easily than identifying individuals likely to commit aggressive act. This is the first class in the human behavioral biology series. He stresses the importance of buckets, which is a term he uses to refer to conceptual filters people employ that keep them locked in particular worldviews. Much aggression is motivated by conflict between ingroups and outgroups.2 1302 359 800 668 644 969 391 1336 1387 1382 387 508 277 1112 359 956 778 1093 1218 1532 970 677 1462 451 117 535 309 1235 63 832