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Aims to explain what makes humans do the things they do, delving into how environmental stimuli, nervous system triggers, and hormonal responses work in conjunction with... Read more
Aims to explain what makes humans do the things they do, delving into how environmental stimuli, nervous system triggers, and hormonal responses work in conjunction with evolutionary and cultural factors.
Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. He is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two children and dogs.
A collection of original essays by a leading neurobiologist and primatologist shares the author's insights into behavioral biology, in a volume that focuses on three primary topics, including the physiology of genes, the human body, and the factors that shape human social interaction. By the author of A Primate's Memoir. 20,000 first printing.
A collection of wry yet witty essays each with a list of suggested further reading by a noted Stanford University professor of biology and neurology explores the diversities and complexities of human and animal life and seeks to impart to all readers a sensitivity to the relationship between one's biological nature and one's environmental context.
How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change one's behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazine's list of America's "50 Most Beautiful People" teach us about nature and nurture? What makes one organism sexy to another? What makes one orgasm different from another? Who will be the winner in the genetic war between the...
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