1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology 6. Behavioral Genetics I 1 year ago   57:15

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(March 29, 2010) Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky gave the opening lecture of the course entitled Human Behavioral Biology and explains the basic premise of the course and how he aims to avoid categorical thinking.

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Certified Model
This is so cool, I once had a lesson like this and I can say I can remember the content still.
Jorem Technology Solutions
I clicked on this video because I thought the dude in the thumbnail was Charles Manson
1Zerotonine
it is so disgusting that, you people doing (Darwinism religion) making things up and want rest of the word to do the same, yet it is not that way, we all know it
Carolee Hubbard
If I hit the subscribe any faster, I'd break the sound barrier
Carolee Hubbard
Sounds like Chris Watts...sort of.
dLzzz. Judas Ezekiel
This was a great fucking lecture holy damn
Mystery Zen
I keep returning to these lectures. Dr Sapolski is one
of the best lecturers on the planet, and I have so much respect for him. He's taught me so much.
Thank you SU for keeping these open and available to all. They're an invaluable resource into understanding the human condition.
Praveen Rajendran
12:55
It's either "a continuum" or "continua". Saying "a continua" is like saying "an apples" or "a theories".
onceANexile
FUK Stanford.
Seiei Leisure
I love that he described them as 'buckets' rather than 'perspective', 'mindset', 'theorem', or 'ideology'. I found it so much easier to 'store' and 'contain' my information. Perhaps, because I love puns and wordplay.
Unfortunately, while he spoke of resisting the temptation of 'categorizing' or 'labeling' the varying ideas in an effort to prevent subjects isolation and to teach us to perceive a greater picture, the description of 'buckets' was particularly effective against me as I simply couldn't help but to label. In similar fashion, I also couldn't resist being so fascinated with his teaching. Amazing work, Prof. Sapolsky!
I remember watching this video in my sophomore year of highschool and wanting to go to Stanford just to be in his class. I was not fortunate and gifted enough, so our did not align, however, after so many years, I am so glad to have returned to this video.
Ron R.
Sex difference in levels of aggression? That is so 2011! It's 2019, don't you know there are NO biological differences between men and women? :)
Nancy Bogart
52:56. questions! Yes A LOT! Where did you get the J Leno look?
Nancy Bogart
OH YEA,,, I am the one person who doesn’t have a computer OK dude really you just insulted my intelligence so who’s going to buy me a computer???
Michael Eaton
Any book or talk by Robert Sapolsky is very well worth your time. He is a certified (and stable) genius and explains things brilliantly well. I just wish he’d stop walking back and forth ALL the time.
Nancy Bogart
Ok . Really really love the guy but my god really slow the hell down really you are talking to young people but I am an older person watching this and he is going way too damn fast for me but he’s smart but I would never kiss him with that dirty beard and that wrinkly curly ponytail I just couldn’t see myself with the guy at all ever just as a teacher that’s it but slow down dude we’re not all 21-year-old dumbasses
John Mcguire
A bear or an apple....abble?????
Testa
Why do we need a professor for information which could easily be read in a book by the same professor or other? Then be given a written and oral test. Seems to me we could save maybe 80% of the time wasted absorbing information. Education needs an overhaul.
Tom Roman
AntiChrist school..Not surprised
Lisa Schuster
But other than all that, we belong in the hamster bucket?
ray ertman
Well there is a fatal flaw in his understanding of the Human Genome and how closely related we are to the chimp. It is a true statement he made about our likeness to the chimp when we look at the protein coding region which contain about 20,000 base pairs(originally believe to be 99.9% and has been degraded since to around 98%) . The problem with that is the coding region only constitutes 1.5% of the entire DNA! He may not even know this, and if he does, his whole system he professes is disingenuous to his entire student base. The remaining area, once thought to be 'junk dna' is now called the intergenic region. This is where the difference is. Thought originally to have only a couple hundred or a low percentage regulatory function, is now known to be so vast it's inconceivable. Geneticists now believe this intergenic region, or the remaining 98.5% of our DNA, is completely functional. Why is it that the consensus is based on this lack of understanding of what total amount of our DNA is allocated to the actual likeness between us and chimps? Why is this 1.5% of our DNA so well propagated and the actual reason for the real difference so well hidden? My belief is, upon analyzing this question, is that the entire evolutionary 'understanding' would suffer an nasty and fatal blow.
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6. Behavioral Genetics I 1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology 1 year ago   1:38:35

(April 12, 2010) Robert Sapolsky introduces a two-part series exploring the controversial scientific practice of inferring behavior to genetics. He covers classical techniques in behavior genetics and flaws, the significance of environmental factors, non genetic inheritance of traits, and multigenerational effects and relationship to epigenetic differences.

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