Robert Sapolsky is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, known for studying animals to find what they can tell us about human behaviors. Dubbed the “world’s funniest neuroscientist” ( and described as what you might get “if you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht belt comedian” (The New York Times), Sapolsky is the author of A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons and Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Stress Disease and Coping. A MacArthur Fellow and a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, Sapolsky’s latest book, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, examines human behavior in search of why do we do the things we do.

“One of the best scientist-writers of our time, able to deal with the weightiest topics both authoritatively and wittily, with so light a touch they become accessible to all.” – Oliver Sacks


  • Occurred Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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