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Robert Sapolsky: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and At Our Worst (SOLD OUT)

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Wed, February 27, 2019
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Mill Valley Recreation Center (Cascade Room)
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley CA 94941
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$30 General Admission / $20 Young Alum (Refunds not available)
Ms. Lexi Bradley

We are sold out and over-subscribed and will not be selling tickets at the door.

Join Stanford alums for a highly-anticipated talk with renowned Stanford professor, Robert Sapolsky, as he discusses his book Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.

When it comes to social behavior, humans are unmatched in our extremes -- in one setting, our capacity for violence is far beyond anything seen in other species, while in another, our extent of altruism and cooperation is unprecedented.  How does one make sense of the biology of our best and worst behaviors (and all those ambiguous ones in between)?  

As will be reviewed in this lecture, the biological influences on our social behavior range from the activity of neurons one second before to evolutionary forces spreading back millions of years; all these influences, and their interactions, must be considered in order to make sense of why we behave as we do.

  • 6:30 pm:  Reception with wine, beer and appetizers
  • 7:15 pm: Presentation and Q&A with Professor Sapolsky
  • Book sales and signing follow

This event is sponsored by the Stanford Club of Marin, Stanford Club of San Francisco, Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco, Stanford Women's Club of the East Bay, Cardinal Young Alumni, and Stanford Club of Sonoma.

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