The Human Animal – Who are we?

March 20th, 2017 by Michael Tabor

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I am utterly fascinated with us – human beings. I am interested in who we are, our intentions, motivations, our behavior, etc. In a nutshell what makes you-you and why do you do the things you do. Do you have freewill? Watch this endlessly engrossing lecture by one of my intellectual heroes – Robert Sapolsky from Stanford. Sapolsky compartmentalizes human behavior into what he calls buckets e.g. 1. Genetics 2. pre-natal events 3. Evolution 4. Environment 5 hormonal – endocrinology & more. This is a gem watch the whole lecture it will stick with you forever.

Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology

Professor Sapolsky provides an overview of the course curriculum. Also, he awards a bagel with cream cheese to a fellow New Yorker.


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