Being Human - Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

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Being Human
Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

2012

Why do we have bad moods? Why do we long for the foods, fashions, and music of our youths? Why do we have vivid dreams? Understanding our humanity is one of the deepest mysteries in science. But fields including biology,...

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Robert Sapolsky Ph.D.

In This Series

What's So Special about Being Human?
Episode 1
What's So Special about Being Human?
Junk-Food Monkeys
Episode 2
Junk-Food Monkeys
The Burden of Being Burden-Free
Episode 3
The Burden of Being Burden-Free
Bugs in the Brain
Episode 4
Bugs in the Brain
Poverty's Remains
Episode 5
Poverty's Remains
Why Are Dreams Dreamlike?
Episode 6
Why Are Dreams Dreamlike?
The Pleasures and Pains of "Maybe"
Episode 7
The Pleasures and Pains of "Maybe"
How the Other Half Heals
Episode 8
How the Other Half Heals
Why We Want the Bodies Back
Episode 9
Why We Want the Bodies Back
Anatomy of a Bad Mood
Episode 10
Anatomy of a Bad Mood
This Is Your Brain on Metaphors
Episode 11
This Is Your Brain on Metaphors
Sushi and Middle Age
Episode 12
Sushi and Middle Age