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Robert Sapolski
"Ovulation, Chess, Hamsters, Mortgages"
Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University.  And yes, he really does find common ground for all those topics without deviating from his smooth and humorous speaking style.

Without wanting to give away the connections, I can say that this audio comes from a talk called “Are Humans Just Another Primate?"  I can also tell you that you’ll learn a little about:

  • The ingeniousness of experimental design in psychology.
  • How a mortgage is like a lion on the savanah.
  • What an objective description of chess sounds like.
  • How we are just another primate….
  • …and how we are different.

The full lecture is 70 minutes (this excerpt just 4:00) or so of material that’s just as deep and just as entertaining.  You can see it on youtube.