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Professor Robert Sapolsky – the Biology of Human Beings at Our Best and Worst

Professor Robert Sapolsky in conversation with David Malone

59 mins watch time

Posted February 2021

Neuroscience, Science

Why do human beings behave as they do? We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other? In the epic sweep of history, how does our biology affect the arc of war and peace, justice and persecution? How have our brains evolved alongside our cultures? Stanford neurobiologist Professor Robert Sapolsky has the answers.