Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior? Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present.
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Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

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Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hardwired.

About Robert Sapolsky's TED Talk

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present.

About Robert Sapolsky

Robert Sapolsky is a primatologist and a professor of neuroscience at Stanford University. His current research examines how stress alters personality patterns and social behavior.

Sapolsky's latest book, Behave: The Biology of Humans At Our Best And Worst, tries to answer the question, why do we do the things we do?