25 episodes

This course covers how to approach complex normal and abnormal behaviors through biology; how to integrate disciplines including sociobiology, ethology, neuroscience, and endocrinology, to examine behaviors such as aggression, sexual behavior, language use, and mental illness.

Human Behavioral Biology Stanford

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    • 4.6, 28 Ratings

This course covers how to approach complex normal and abnormal behaviors through biology; how to integrate disciplines including sociobiology, ethology, neuroscience, and endocrinology, to examine behaviors such as aggression, sexual behavior, language use, and mental illness.

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4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

SleepyTime22 ,

Mindblowing

This is a phenomenal course that has changed my thinking not only about biology but about the nature of science itself. Each lecture contains fascinating subject matter and I can't wait to get home to discuss the deeper implications. I only wish there were more lectures available online from the deeply intelligent and engaging Professor Sapolsky.

I just finished the last lecture and it's a bit heartbreaking that I will no longer have my mind blown on my commute to work in the morning. The lectures are structured in such a way that visuals are rarely necessary, so you can start up a lecture and keep it in your pocket most of the time.

My only complaint is that the course lags a bit in the middle when the TAs are giving a few lectures. Plow through and you'll get back to the more meaty material.

Many thanks to Stanford and Professor Sapolsky for making this content available!

just an ape from anotha motha ,

Amazing!

i spend most of my free time reading medical text books and watching/listening to medical podcasts (ICU rounds ect). This is the first time in a long time that I have found passion for a new subject. Dr. Robert Sapolsky is an absolute expert in his field, makes learning this subject very exciting, and he's funny too. He is very energetic and keeps a fierce pace throughout his lectures... no idea how he can keep all that info in his brain. Probably has something to do with a very well developed frontal cortex (it takes tremendous disciplined to be this smart).

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