Sapolsky’s 2009 Class Day Lecture
Robert Sapolsky is always fun to listen to. He gave the class day lecture at Stanford last spring. It’s a neat talk about what makes us humans the uniquerest (his word, not mine) animal.
If you enjoy it, check out some of his books. They’re very informative, and lots of fun. For example, Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers is a pretty good explanation of why stress effects our bodies the way it does. If you’d prefer more stories about his summers in Africa following a baboon troupe around, you might enjoy A Primate’s Memoir, or the special that National Geographic did on stress.