Biology and Human Behavior

 

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Part I by Professor Robert Sapolsky                                              

Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Robert Sapolsky holds the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professorship of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, where he is also professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. His laboratory focuses on the  mechanisms by which stress and stress hormones can damage the brain and on the development of gene therapy strategies to save neurons from neurological insults. In addition, Professor Sapolsky has spent his summers since the late 1970s studying a population of wild baboons in East Africa, examining what social rank, personality, and patterns of sociality have to do with vulnerability to stress-related diseases.

Professor Sapolsky writes regularly for nonscientists in such publications as Scientific American, Discover, Natural History, and The New Yorker.  He is also the author of five books, including four nontechnical publications for the general public: Why Zebras Don’t  Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress,  Stress-Related Diseases and Coping,   3rd edition (2004, Henry Holt); The Trouble with Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament (Scribner, 1997);  A Primate’s Memoir (Scribner, 2001); and Monkeyluv and Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals (Scribner, 2005).

Table of Contents
Biology and Human Behavior:
The Neurological Origins of Individuality

Professor Biography
Course Scope 
Lecture One                        Biology and Behavior—An Introduction

Module I: The Neurobiologv of Behavior at the Cellular Level
Lecture Two                         The Basic Cells of the Nervous System
Lecture Three                      How Two Neurons Communicate
Lecture Four                        Learning and Synaptic Plasticity

Module II: The Neurobiology of Behavior at the Systems Level
Lecture Five                         The Dynamics of Interacting Neurons
Lecture Six                           The Limbic System
Lecture Seven                     The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

                                               Module III: The Neuroendocrinology of Behavior
Lecture Eight                       The Regulation of Hormones by the Brain
Lecture Nine                        The Regulation of the Brain by Hormones

Module IV: Evolution and the Neurobiologv of Behavior
Lecture Ten                          The Evolution of Behavior
Lecture Eleven                     The Evolution of Behavior—Some Examples
Lecture Twelve                     Cooperation, Competition, and Neuroeconomics

Glossary
Biographical Notes
Bibliography

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