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1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 27 Нау.

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  • Jesus Quiroz
    Jesus Quiroz  Жыл бұрын +38813

    Lectures hit different when you’re not pressured by grades.

  • aletter1718
    aletter1718  Жыл бұрын +4348

    honestly, Its crazy how much easier information is retained when you voluntarily seek it. When i was in school i would have never listened to this and would have been dying to get out of there. Now that i have the ability to learn on my own time I retain and look for information on a much higher level. Incredible.

    • claudia berman
      claudia berman 16 күн бұрын

      Also, we’re older and are not ‘learning’ our field or occupation as much now, and have more bandwidth for learning something new for the sheer pleasure of it.

    • 01010101
      01010101 2 ай бұрын

      school is broken

    • EnigMa AGODAMi
      EnigMa AGODAMi 3 ай бұрын

      🎯 👍 👏 💯 *eXacTLy...I coMpLeTeLy aGReE bRuh.!* 🎓

    • D V
      D V 5 ай бұрын

      That's because most modern education systems are about making money, not making people smarter.

    • Ethereal
      Ethereal 5 ай бұрын


  • Basti 🐡
    Basti 🐡  Жыл бұрын +1081

    Relevance 0:15
    1. Physiology and behaviour 3:17
    2a. Categorical thinking 7:27
    2b. Multi-level approach 🪣 20:22
    3. similarities, repurposing, peculiarities 33:06
    Course structure 41:05
    Organizational matters 42:50

    • ⭐marloi⭐
      ⭐marloi⭐ Ай бұрын +1

      Omg tysm 😭

    • EnigMa AGODAMi
      EnigMa AGODAMi 3 ай бұрын

      @Kon 😒 *I'm noT theRe yeT buT thanKs foR poinTinG thaT ouT.!* 🍻

    • Salome
      Salome 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Kon not true...you missed the book recommendation then. it's a good one!

    • Noah
      Noah 5 ай бұрын

      Thank you

    • Basti 🐡
      Basti 🐡 6 ай бұрын +1

      Haha, that was to remind me of the "bucket" analogy he uses to talk about our explanatory strategies. I guess I'll move it to 2b because that's where he actually starts using it.

  • Ingrid Rodrigues
    Ingrid Rodrigues  Жыл бұрын +643

    I'm so grateful for living in an era where this kind of content is available like this. I'm from Brazil and I wouldn't be able to listen to this amazing classes if Stanford and professor Sapolsky weren't so kind to make it available online. Thank you.

    • Amanda Barros
      Amanda Barros Ай бұрын

      Simm, eu tô apaixonada

    • (maryjoykimmy@gmail.com) I'll do your hw
      (maryjoykimmy@gmail.com) I'll do your hw 2 ай бұрын

      Hey, is homework stressing you up? Having trouble juggling classes with work or life? Send me an email, and I will help you out. Don't worry, this is 100% safe, and the quality is excellent. Reach out to me, and you'll never have to worry about good grades or deadlines ever again.

    • Lua
      Lua 4 ай бұрын +3

      Brazilian here! Learning from Stanford lectures... I could have never dreamt of it when I was in my teens craving for quality information! Internet is something!

    • Fred Huxley
      Fred Huxley 4 ай бұрын

      Exatamente! Concordo com você

    • Ahmed Mohammed
      Ahmed Mohammed 6 ай бұрын +4

      thanks to USA

  • Voodoo Audio
    Voodoo Audio 6 ай бұрын +130

    For 11 years I've been coming back to this. It is still one of the most profound learning experiences available. Sapolsky its truly one of the finest human gems we had a chance to share time with on this planet.

    • Micho_
      Micho_ 5 ай бұрын +1

      just discovered this, excited :)

  • Amanda Barros
    Amanda Barros Ай бұрын +17

    I'm Brazilian and I was feeling a little bit down for lacking money to study abroad using my university program. However, here I am watching this astonishing lecture. I loved this professor and I feel so excited to learn again🥺🤩

    • Ommini Dhanamjeyulu
      Ommini Dhanamjeyulu Ай бұрын +2

      Same here 🥺 i can't even afford to get out of my country hope our lives will change into what we like 💗

  • Erica Blanco
    Erica Blanco 2 жыл бұрын +25824

    The fact that we can access this lecture without having to attend Stanford is mind-blowing. What a time to be alive!

    • EnigMa AGODAMi
      EnigMa AGODAMi Ай бұрын

      @nikos kazantzis *Uh...WhaT.?!!?* 😒

    • Sky Cloud
      Sky Cloud 10 ай бұрын

      It's good in getting a heads up on a course before actually doing it.

    • C M
      C M 10 ай бұрын

      Entering (submersion 3 times with a certain prayer and crossing yourself) in water springs of orthodox saints(which are near or in monasteries) give very much power and sureness to people with depression, panic attacks, schizofrenia and other soul illnesses before getting to the eucharisty that heals all soul illnesses. There are some springs of mother of God Maria that heal all soul illnesses. Spring at the Monastery of st. Paraskevi at Tempi in Greece is one of many springs of saints in Greece. If you have chronic fatigue it is from masturbating, watching pornography, hate etc. 99% of all illnesses are from soul
      If you have diseases, bad luck, impotence, you can only have a discussion with the same person, etc. it can be from witch spellings. In the Zlătari church in Bucharest, every Wednesday at 17.00 it is read the akathist to St. Cyprian and st. Justin against charms and all demons. This akathist can be ordered at any other Orthodox church if you are baptized Orthodox. You must write your name and give it to the person receives the sheets, it is usually at the entrance to the church.

    • Daniel Hajdinjak
      Daniel Hajdinjak  Жыл бұрын

      @JNash AHHAHAH you're in the comments of literally "free" education video from Standford.....

    • Golden Peanuts
      Golden Peanuts  Жыл бұрын +1

      yes they have deleted multiple channels we created , deleted all of his work , my channel has preserved some of it, check out the 9 Phactor and Omicron videos if you want, thank you for being open.

  • Sabrina ibas
    Sabrina ibas  Жыл бұрын +360

    I really hope that Professor Sapolsky knows how many people all over the world he captures through the screen with his amazing ability to teach 🙌

    • Whale
      Whale 6 ай бұрын +2

      Does he read the comments on his videos? He’s helped *tonssss* of people !

    • Kristoffer Stalby
      Kristoffer Stalby 6 ай бұрын +18

      I know him personally and each Monday he logs into his PC at work, check the views on his videos all while grinning like a maniac and laughing hysterically.

  • MoonKnightx53
    MoonKnightx53 10 ай бұрын +56

    I’m not even really interested in biology or science in general but I’ve been watching random college lectures on KZclip and I found this. Now I’m hooked. This guy is just so amazing and smart. When you aren’t worried or stressed about grades, you can truly focus on learning the content more. Especially if you have an exciting teacher like this. Using humor makes you remember stuff as well.

  • Stanislas Nicolau
    Stanislas Nicolau 10 ай бұрын +86

    Coming back on that lecture, you're an absolute gem Robert Sapolsky. I've discovered this video a year ago, searched my way through the infite possibilities of life, finally started my bachelor in psychology, and I head on becoming a researcher in evolutionary psychology or something like that if things go well and if I still like it. Hopefully I see you some day at Stanford University

  • curmudgeon
    curmudgeon  Жыл бұрын +103

    This is an absolutely amazing lecture because he doesn't just dive into the subject. He outlines the way to approach it without thinking in boxes. Its a refresher for scientific and critical thinking abilities. Designed to help unravel a very complex and challenging subject. I think I'm going to be spending some quality hours here with the Dr. One of his lectures on KoKo the gorilla brought me to this playlist.

  • Katherine Uribe
    Katherine Uribe  Жыл бұрын +48

    I'd forgotten how much I love psychology and education. This is a wonderful course. Thanks for posting!

  • rishimeows
    rishimeows  Жыл бұрын +17303

    i've completed the full cycle of procrastination, going so far into the depths of not doing homework that i end up taking a stanford intro class on youtube

    • Loafofbreadd_
      Loafofbreadd_ 10 күн бұрын

      im in pe rn bro i dont wanna hear it

    • ソトヤママリアテレサ
      ソトヤママリアテレサ 15 күн бұрын

      gasp! oh my God! That's the best kind!

    • curly hair
      curly hair Ай бұрын

      How do you know my daily routine 😂

    • Hesham Sugail
      Hesham Sugail Ай бұрын

      Lucky, I just submit my homework when I found this course.

    • Nastia Nes
      Nastia Nes Ай бұрын

      Oh my god same. I have 2 tests coming up and a 4 page assignment coming up this week and i'm...well...watching this

  • TheOriginal
    TheOriginal 3 ай бұрын +38

    This is awesome! Thank you for making it available to everyone!😊👍

  • Inquisitor Crashdive007
    Inquisitor Crashdive007  Жыл бұрын +47

    This is the best and most engaging first class of a coarse I have ever seen. Well done sir.

  • Robby Simz
    Robby Simz  Жыл бұрын +29

    I watched this video when I was in high school and it was the reason why I decided to take AP Biology. Today I'm almost done with medical school. Dr. Sapolsky, I owe you more than you know!

  • Lea Linerová
    Lea Linerová 7 ай бұрын +19

    First of all, i can't properly express how grateful I am that I live at the age of moder technology - that I am able to attend such a great lecture while cooking in God forgotten country, to laugh along those students, to come to new approaches and views beside them. I really do hope that the professor knows that making this available to everybody is act of unbelievable kindness.
    Secondly, lectures like his make me remember why I love learning so much; why I always should stay curious about things around me even though my own college years are gone.
    And third thing? I am a teacher, too, and I aspire to be the same way this man is - full of humor, kind, knowledgeable and approachable, truly making people to want to seek the knowledge, to think.
    Once again, thank you, from the very bottom of my heart.

  • Alba García
    Alba García 9 ай бұрын +17

    Amazing lecture. Whenever he listens to students giving answer he is paying all the attention. His passion to share what he loves and dedication as a teacher is what makes him incredible!!😍

  • Joost van Enkelen
    Joost van Enkelen  Жыл бұрын +3643

    you know a class is good when a 15 year old boy watches it voluntairily on his pc in his free time

    • Helado de Manzana
      Helado de Manzana Сағат бұрын

      @Marco -717 That's literally an example of thinking in buckets lol

    • DolphinMeat101
      DolphinMeat101  Жыл бұрын

      i second that statement

    • yankee2 yankee
      yankee2 yankee  Жыл бұрын

      That would have to be an intellectually inclined 15 yo...

    • Mahin
      Mahin  Жыл бұрын

      @gurman bajwa whens ya birthday

    • gurman bajwa
      gurman bajwa  Жыл бұрын

      but i'm 16, lol

  • Marco Cattaneo
    Marco Cattaneo 5 ай бұрын +7

    As always, the difference between enjoying a subject and not enjoying a subject is the way it's presented, and whether or not it's presented with actual genuine passion. Clearly, Robert is doing a fantastic job here. Kudos and praise to him. Many thanks for making this publicly available, it's what all universities should do with all their subjects.

  • Kathryn Titus
    Kathryn Titus 4 ай бұрын +7

    Every human should listen to this entire series. It gives you so much insight into human anthropology, behavior etc.
    These videos are pretty old at this point but nonetheless pertinent. I think Sapolsky is still alive and there's absolutely nothing boring about listening to him, he keeps things moving right along, and a bit of humor gets thrown in here and there. I'm so thankful this series was conserved for humanity.

  • TOM Grove
    TOM Grove 8 ай бұрын +14

    I watched I think all 24 or 25 of his lectures and even seen Robert on some fairly resent podcasts. He is very informative, intelligent, and has an entertaining style to teaching an interesting subject(s) that could be dry and boring if attempted by others. Great job!!!!!

  • ditta07
    ditta07  Жыл бұрын +17

    I'd love to be able to get full access to this course. The professor is very likeable and what's more, he seems to care deeply about getting all the knowledge and information across to whoever is interested in having it. I think he is right in saying that this should be thought to everyone ( preferably not at gunpoint :D). At this moment I feel jealous of everyone who has had the chance to take this course.

  • TobiramaTime
    TobiramaTime  Жыл бұрын +11

    I'm a first year psychology student and this course is a blessing! I was looking for behavioral biology explanations for things we as humans do and why we do it. first lecture has opened my mind not to think in categories and everything here is beneficial! Thank you very much for uploading this, I'm looking forward to listening to more. I have no doubt that this is going to be a very advantageous for my professional growth.

  • BassHeadsProduction
    BassHeadsProduction 2 жыл бұрын +5266

    this guys looks exactly like what you'd expect a professor of human behavioral biology would look like

    • Ukraine Deathtoll
      Ukraine Deathtoll  Жыл бұрын


    • bob jameson
      bob jameson  Жыл бұрын

      It's a copy cat syndrome of fitting in with like minded peers.
      Cops have crew cuts or bald etc
      Where you live also same like minded mimic attire

    • innosanto
      innosanto  Жыл бұрын

      You would expect so muscular?

    • matheus Santhiago
      matheus Santhiago  Жыл бұрын +1

      @silverbackhayabusa nooo, not our little precious fragile and endangered traditional thinking :c

  • chinmay chandraunshuh
    chinmay chandraunshuh  Жыл бұрын +47

    i am so grateful that this piece of gem is available on the internet for free! i was attracted to click on this video because of the sheer amount of views it had, I thought," what could be so great about this video?" now while watching this I realised that it is quite insightful and informative piece which is presented beautifully! Thanks Stanford for uploading this great lecture by Mr. Sapolsky.

  • Judann Pec
    Judann Pec 5 ай бұрын +6

    Just love to hear this professor. Would have loved to have him when I was in college. He loves to teach and loves people, relates really well with his students. And highly intelligent and has a unique interesting personality.

  • Joyce
    Joyce 7 ай бұрын +3

    Thankful that this is posted for everyone to access. There's nothing like the feeling of hanging onto every word of an incredible lecturer, especially when we don't have to worry about taking notes or grades!

  • Ch JA
    Ch JA  Жыл бұрын +9

    This guy is such an amazing teacher! I now know what I missed out on not having attended Stanford. He is totally engaging, funny and interesting. It is like watching a Ted Talk. I can’t imagine him being this good on a daily basis. Lucky students!

  • spaghetti mkay
    spaghetti mkay 5 ай бұрын +6

    This guy is a seriously gifted educator.

  • New Age
    New Age 2 жыл бұрын +2373

    This lecture is an example of how you are drawn to certain subjects in school solely because of the way it was taught. One can develop interest in any discipline just by learning from the good teachers. God bless you for making these lectures publicly available.

    • Larry Paris
      Larry Paris 11 ай бұрын

      Your god had nothing to do with Prof. Sapolsky or Stanford providing these lectures.

    • King of Honokawai
      King of Honokawai  Жыл бұрын +1


    • iUFOm
      iUFOm  Жыл бұрын +1

      I agree up to the last sentence.

    • 12 98
      12 98  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Dark Star King Then that’s why you either go to med school, complete residency & etc and become a psychiatrist, or complete a master’s and PhD and become a licensed psychologist. Or just become a teacher. Psychology has a lot of fields that it can work at: businesses & organizations, schools, government bodies, hospitals, etc. Especially since more people are open about mental health and willing to seek help which makes this occupation one of the better ones during these times.

    • Jason Dashney
      Jason Dashney  Жыл бұрын +1

      I was bombing my grade 12 geography course. 30%. Then I dropped out of it and took it by correspondence. I got an A. I loved learning from the book. It was like reading National Geographic and I loved it, and finished in 7 weeks. The book was SO much better than my teacher.

  • Stir It Up🥄
    Stir It Up🥄  Жыл бұрын +13

    This tutor is amazing. I was an English lit student haha... and I'm now here enchanted. He explains things so that they're understandable to all... I could take very many classes if he was my tutor

  • MasterChief
    MasterChief  Жыл бұрын +18

    I think we all underestimate the importance of teachers like professor Robert Sapolsky. A teacher, like him, not only tries to listen, see, and understand his students, but to also engage, educate, motivate and inspire his students. A great teacher wants to learn from his students and wants his students to ultimately surpass him and his work. He doesn't gatekeep, but enlightens others, seeks and invests in their full maturity and development. You can see he has passion and a sense of purpose and wants to guide others to their own success.

  • Rosie OS
    Rosie OS 8 ай бұрын +1

    What a great professor! Congratulations to you all that are able to attend his classes. You rock prof!!!

  • Rashad Houston
    Rashad Houston 10 ай бұрын +7

    Phenomenal Professor. Taking the whole day to watch this and many other lectures.

  • Lee Fonda
    Lee Fonda 4 ай бұрын +2

    While living and studying in North America, I was so lucky to have professors like Mr. Sapolsky. While I was working for HP, Stanford folks would come around regularly on our campus to offer many post graduate programs. I was too busy at work to take that on, but I was lucky enough to work with and work for some folks who had graduated from these programs. Some of the best people I ever worked with who had incredible level of understanding. The education system that makes such lectures possible makes a great nation, albeit with all it's short comings. I now live in South Asia and the quality of education is so poor it's beyond explanation. You have people who were 10 levels below mediocre, graduating and teaching at the same institution. It's pathetic.

  • anomaly P
    anomaly P 4 жыл бұрын +4235

    I'm not only in awe of his knowledge, but about his speaking skills as well. This was 1 hour of him constantly speaking without using any 'uuuhs', stopping words or hesitations in forming sentences...like he was reading out a book! Insanely good

    • anomaly P
      anomaly P 9 ай бұрын +2

      @Modern Champion Music even if he did (which is not true since he is researching as well) it's still a great feat.

    • Modern Champion Music
      Modern Champion Music 9 ай бұрын

      Did you ever consider the reason for this is because he is regurgitating what he read in a book..he isn't thinking at all..thats why there is no hesitation

    • ditta07
      ditta07  Жыл бұрын


    • 4philipp
      4philipp  Жыл бұрын +1

      He has got no time for uhhs and ahhs. He is trying to compress a fraction of his knowledge into just 57 minutes.

  • esther wiskel
    esther wiskel 10 ай бұрын +4

    Love the professor 😍👍👏👏 He is very stimulating and makes me want to sit in his classes for several subjects

  • Joshua Owens
    Joshua Owens  Жыл бұрын +9

    Alot of great insight coming from this professor, hes charismatic with his speaking but not in a scripted way, I can generally tell he enjoys whats he is doing and believes in his course.

  • North Nova13
    North Nova13 5 ай бұрын +2

    This is amazing wow I wonder how many cream cheese bagels this professor has given out! Was this just random or does he do this with every class he starts!
    I never imagined I would be excited to watch a series like this after 20 minutes I’m hooked🙏🏻

  • lajos molnár
    lajos molnár 3 ай бұрын +64

    The book by him, which he didn't say the name of, is the
    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    (he mentions it again in lecture 3)

    • Dominik Schumacher
      Dominik Schumacher Ай бұрын

      Do you know anything about the downlodable papers he mentions around minute 49:00 ?...and all the other things - as Q&A's, slideshows, lecture notes and so on

    • Tamara Usherenko
      Tamara Usherenko 2 ай бұрын

      I've read this book, its amazing and very easy to undersrand, its sometimes even fun reading it. Thank you mr Sapolsky for let us accessing free to this book.

    • Prince
      Prince 2 ай бұрын +1

      You are a life saver, thank you mate

  • Nicole Creighton
    Nicole Creighton 9 ай бұрын +4

    This wonderfully articulates some points on empathy I preach that I have struggled to explain to others in the past. I’m definitely going to have to save the link to this; the next time I’m in a debate with someone trying to make the point to always lean towards the side of being kind to ourselves and others I’ll be sending them this :)

  • Fungunomus
    Fungunomus  Жыл бұрын +4138

    I started watching this playlist some five years ago... I'm now a grad student... in neuroscience. Sapolsky... this very video, actually... was my first introduction to the field... that field became my life. Returning to this is a crazy experience.

    • Ice▪muffin🍰
      Ice▪muffin🍰  Жыл бұрын


    • FullMetalMassacre
      FullMetalMassacre  Жыл бұрын


    • Karma Dharma
      Karma Dharma  Жыл бұрын


    • Clarice Garcia
      Clarice Garcia  Жыл бұрын

      Woah!! Congratulations! That is inspiring!

    • Helen Tee
      Helen Tee  Жыл бұрын

      And this lecture is about how consciousness only controls less than half of what we do,the rest is biology

  • Emma Major
    Emma Major  Жыл бұрын +7

    This was an incredible biology lecture, I WISH I had this class/ course. This professor seems So amazing, I truly wish I had him as my professor. But, I’m going to community college for my Associates of Biology but, can’t take a bio class till next semester.

  • Ryan Schmitt
    Ryan Schmitt  Жыл бұрын

    If I ever had a teacher that opened a course this eloquently I would not only be prying on every word of the lecture but be preparing questions for them. By showing us how our thinking is programmed and how that can lead to biases and inaccuracies it gives us the tools to think more critically. I feel this lecture could be proceeded by almost any subject and be just as valid in getting the students to think critically.

  • Tanzima
    Tanzima 5 ай бұрын +2

    I am listening to this lecture totally out of curiosity and I find the lecture extremely informative, and enlightening. His interesting delivery of the lectures made me think about why I haven't done my major in human behavioral biology! I find the topic extremely interesting and I am gonna finish listening to all the lectures in this lecture series. Thank you for making the knowledge easily accessible.

  • Sheila Mayfield
    Sheila Mayfield  Жыл бұрын +5

    I would have loved to have a professor like him when I was in college.

  • J E
    J E 5 ай бұрын

    I really enjoy watching this, he’s creative in his teachings. I hope there’s more instructors like you,

  • viralnetwork
    viralnetwork  Жыл бұрын +2187

    What a good lecturer. Tone changes, speed changes, jokes in interval, all while delivering succinct info

    • Liviu
      Liviu  Жыл бұрын

      @First Edition hello, where do I find the opposite?.

    • Banana Warrior
      Banana Warrior  Жыл бұрын

      @metningsnivå grow up

    • Beckett
      Beckett  Жыл бұрын

      seriously! he’s great at lectures. i would not be bored by this at all.

    • metningsnivå
      metningsnivå  Жыл бұрын

      Jokes in interval is actually a technique perfected by the KGB.
      Which makes sense, since most of these Uni professors are marxists

    • James Miller
      James Miller  Жыл бұрын

      Yes ,great character,just one problem,,, catagory#5 these great personality traits & or # 5,tend too be serial killers !! Oh, wait-- Cereal eater's, slightly different 🤗

  • Sir
    Sir 9 ай бұрын +2

    Love this lecture. No matter how many times I watch it I still gain more insight.

  • Laurent Ponce
    Laurent Ponce  Жыл бұрын +2

    Amazing. Thanks KZclip for keeping score of this, you are a true treasure to humanity. Thanks Stanford for sharing all this for free , you are showing the way. And of course, thanks professor, you have this rare talent to make knowledge and sexy and uncanny. You scream intelligence and humbleness combined. Wish I had science teachers like you in my youth…

  • Mikey  likey
    Mikey likey 6 ай бұрын

    One of the most brilliant teachers I've ever heard and been privileged to listen to online keep up the good work these kind of things are going to help educate all of our young people I have kids and this is important for all of them 💯🧐🏁🙌🙏🥰😇😁

  • ffic4life
    ffic4life 11 ай бұрын +8

    So thankful that I can listen to this and learn on my own time. Seriously such a great idea and so helpful and useful. Thank you all involved

  • Phil Bradbury
    Phil Bradbury 5 ай бұрын +1

    Deeply absorbing series of lectures by a master of exposition - thank you Stanford for sharing. KZclip is an amazing resource and repository of knowledge; we are very lucky to have it.

  • Tasuku Koike
    Tasuku Koike  Жыл бұрын +1158

    Published 10 years ago -- and it has just hit 10M views.
    Thank you to Dr. Sapolsky and Stanford for sharing the most valuable of knowledge with us.

  • Omari Harper
    Omari Harper 5 ай бұрын +2

    I don't know how I found this. This guy is amazing. What a Teacher!

  • Alex Deinek
    Alex Deinek  Жыл бұрын +1

    Human Behavioral Biology is one of the best and influential university courses I have ever encountered. Thank you Dr. Sapolsky, thank you Stanford.

  • Aleksa Gordić - The AI Epiphany
    Aleksa Gordić - The AI Epiphany  Жыл бұрын +10

    Amazing teaching skills, and this whole course is a gold nugget! I'm approaching the course from the AI perspective and looking for what I can get out from this diverse set of related fields.
    35:36 Wellesley effect - likely not a fact, all experiments seem to be disputed because of flaws

    • musicmist
      musicmist 9 ай бұрын +1

      What do you think of making AI better than humans? I mean about morality?

  • Karma Dharma
    Karma Dharma 9 ай бұрын +7

    I’ve watched a few of his lectures. I like him. Smart guy. He seems not just genuine and entertaining but friendly too. I wish there were more professors / teachers like this.

  • Dominik Ewald
    Dominik Ewald  Жыл бұрын +1

    OMG - I study in four different countries biotechnology but no teacher gets me on board in the first round! Perfectly explaining!

  • Sandeep Ventrapragada
    Sandeep Ventrapragada  Жыл бұрын +2086

    The basic quality of a teacher is to provoke interest in his/her students on the subject if not it's their first failure, Here's one guy who really did that, absolutely riveting!

    • Leigh S
      Leigh S  Жыл бұрын

      He isnt even my teacher, I am some random 42yr old in Africa. Robert Sapolsky is so good, this is my idea of evening entertainment

    • lain.
      lain.  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Eureka Elanora bet you’re a dude

    • Eureka Elanora
      Eureka Elanora  Жыл бұрын

      @01 02 Absolutely. What a crap load!

    • Guy In A Room
      Guy In A Room  Жыл бұрын

      Yeah I've had only like 4 out 50 teachers like that in my life

    • cakwastaken
      cakwastaken  Жыл бұрын +2

      you can just say "their/them/they" instead of "his/her"

  • Jimi Smith
    Jimi Smith  Жыл бұрын +5

    I started the day with this lecture then listened to the following lectures for the rest of the day.
    This guy is brilliant.
    I really encourage everyone to follow through with the rest of these lectures.

    • AK
      AK 8 ай бұрын

      Will do, Thanks.

  • Kruti Bhavsar
    Kruti Bhavsar 11 ай бұрын +1

    I am a person with an academic background in plant sciences, have no idea how this field works but this lecture....!
    This lecture is pretty old, however, I discovered it lately, fortunately. And I'll turn up for each single lecture by this person posted here! Awesome experience.....!

  • Rhonda Orberson
    Rhonda Orberson 23 күн бұрын

    As someone who possessed neither the academic skills nor the financial means to attend a prestigious university as a young adult, it is not lost on me now at age 51 just how absolutely incredible it is that the entirety of the world's knowledge is available to me with just a few clicks. I will never not be in awe of it.

  • Theron Wolf
    Theron Wolf  Жыл бұрын +1

    I just stumbled on this. I'll be following the rest of this series, so well presented. I had read 'Chaos' years ago. Now I'm retired and have some time for re-acquainting myself with a number of fields.

  • Isaac Clodfelter
    Isaac Clodfelter  Жыл бұрын +1

    One of the best lectures I have listened to. Endlessly engaging, at least to me.

  • D@TRIO
    D@TRIO 2 жыл бұрын +1284

    Whenever he starts to explain something and you dont fully get what that really means in real life, he goes „let me give you an example“ and thats just brilliant!

    • Jonathan Brooks
      Jonathan Brooks  Жыл бұрын

      A teacher teaching for life and not a scantron, wish there was more of it

    • M D
      M D  Жыл бұрын +1

      I wish my all teachers taught like this in school, it makes it so much easier to learn!

    • Bhavya
      Bhavya  Жыл бұрын

      When you needed examples this is not your place bro #facts😂🤷‍♀️

    • markyruss
      markyruss 2 жыл бұрын +1

      a sales technique - agree

    • Frank Vega
      Frank Vega 2 жыл бұрын +20

      That’s how professors should teach. Not treat you like a scientist when you are a student yet.

  • Sky Blaze13
    Sky Blaze13  Жыл бұрын +3

    This guy is one absolutely cool teacher. I would love to be in his class.

  • Suitov
    Suitov 8 ай бұрын +1

    This was a really good session zero. The approach makes sense and I'm convinced I'm going to enjoy this series.

  • Lola Lawal
    Lola Lawal 11 ай бұрын +1

    I'm reading Sapolsky's book "Behave" and I had to Come back to this video, the reason I fell in love with this brilliant man. I never had lecturers like this in University and I imagine id have been a much better student if I did. I absolutely love learning from him.

    • angel, baby.
      angel, baby. 19 күн бұрын

      Do you have a link to the other book chaos?

  • Kassy Robinson
    Kassy Robinson  Жыл бұрын +1

    I've only graduated from high school and don't have a lick of college at all and I totally want to be in this class! The prof seems like this class will be spectacular! Good luck students! I'm living in my boxes but will work on thinking outside of them!

  • Isabella S
    Isabella S  Жыл бұрын

    I'm so grateful to MIT for providing such high quality course for free. I truly appreciate it.

  • nickacelvn
    nickacelvn  Жыл бұрын +2008

    I would turn up for every single one of Robert Sapolskys lectures. The guy is the definition of an engaging educator.

    • nickacelvn
      nickacelvn 6 ай бұрын

      @Self-Righteous Ideologue Turn up, as in be present. Nothing to do with volume m8.

    • Ram Dent
      Ram Dent 6 ай бұрын

      honestly having to actually register and take tests would ruin it. like if you were graded on remembering facts from a new TV show

    • Grant
      Grant 6 ай бұрын

      Nows your chance. Biden college nigha

    • Laura Hale
      Laura Hale 10 ай бұрын

      Yes, indeed!!!

      WAKEMEUP  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Self-Righteous Ideologue he said “turn up for” not “turn it up”

  • Alazah Velasquez
    Alazah Velasquez  Жыл бұрын

    This video came up after watching a chemistry lab and I can't click off. I wish all professors were like this! I want to be in his class because this is someone I want to learn from!

  • Lizzy Garlicki
    Lizzy Garlicki 9 күн бұрын +1

    Love this series on the site. Thank you to Stanford for keeping these up. And THANK YOU Robert Sapolsky for sharing your knowledge to those willing to listen!

  • Andy Pandy
    Andy Pandy  Жыл бұрын

    I've always been amazed about how teachers can talk continuously for 1 hour about something that can be summarised in 1 sentence.

  • Lel
    Lel 4 ай бұрын

    this is amazing, im just going to echo what everyone else in the comments is saying, but im doing my undergrad in translation rn and i love watching stuff like this to make sure i don´t lose my desire to learn- which is too easy to do when you're lost in worrying about grades and work

  • David Baker
    David Baker 3 жыл бұрын +1739

    Can this guy teach everything? He is so concise, calm and articulated. He makes me want to go back to school.

    • It's_All_Fugazi
      It's_All_Fugazi 2 жыл бұрын

      @Senor Lopez I don't think any of us "puny humans" can fully grasp the concept of God. If we could, then we too would be gods (in theory). The part where it's insinuated that religious people aren't intelligent, is where you say" I assume most educated people are agnostic". Not giving themselves totally and unconditionally to a single loving God. I'm aware of how the Bible was comprised, and who put it all together. Sometimes things don't make sense to us, but to the supreme controller, everything is understood by he/she. We are but mortals, talking about things which we do not fully comprehend. I consider the evidence, and formulate my "opinions" from that, I also don't try to force my beliefs on anyone, or put them down for their own beliefs. When I was young I used to believe in greek mythology. Maybe all religions are based off of the tablets of Thoth...? Idk, anything is possible. I believe in God, but upon the existence of new evidence, I could be interpreted as "agnostic" also. I hate putting any one thing into a single box. Lot of variables, and 2000 years is a long time for something to get lost in translation. But if there is a creator, I'm sure the book He has intended for us to have, is the one that He also produced. Even if it was through us "puny humans". Have a great day 😎

    • Senor Lopez
      Senor Lopez 2 жыл бұрын

      Agnosticism is a belief that the existence of a god or God is unknowable or unknown, nowhere does that insinuate they aren't religious.

    • Senor Lopez
      Senor Lopez 2 жыл бұрын

      @It's_All_Fugazi Where did I say that intelligent people don't believe in God? I'll elaborate on my point since it doesn't seem to have hit the mark I wanted it to, educated people are more likely to be open to other ideas rather than the blind "faith" that the church would prefer you to have.

    • Athmane Ouadah
      Athmane Ouadah 2 жыл бұрын

      I also want to go back to school for almost the same considerations

    • Jake Bredthauer
      Jake Bredthauer 2 жыл бұрын

      @It's_All_Fugazi I don't know whether you are referring to me but I don't see any correlation between being intelligent and belief in God, which implies that neither do I recognize any causal relationship.

  • Insane
    Insane 11 ай бұрын +4

    This has been on my recommendation for over a year and I wish I clicked on it sooner!!!
    He is extremely articulate and engaging, quite similar to Professor Jordan B. Peterson.

  • Bryant Givens
    Bryant Givens 11 ай бұрын +2

    Life changing and thought provoking, thank you for your passion in the subject !

  • classic catastrophe
    classic catastrophe 4 ай бұрын

    never been to stanford but his lectures are amazing blend of fun and information

  • Gg
    Gg 9 ай бұрын +1

    This guy knows how to hold lectures with people actually listening and it shows is experties in that exact field

  • Abi B
    Abi B 9 ай бұрын +4

    Thank you for sharing this for those of us who can’t afford college 💖

    XKILLER007X  Жыл бұрын +1518

    “And you get a bagel with cream cheese” this man not only taught his class but he rewarded and fed them, now that’s a legend.

    • Ethan
      Ethan  Жыл бұрын

      The cream cheese had ricin in it

    • Ian Wassink
      Ian Wassink  Жыл бұрын +4

      Prof so happy he gave away his own breakfast.

    • XKILLER007X
      XKILLER007X  Жыл бұрын +1

      @I am a Pokerface if that’s cringe to you then I suggest getting a life or if you claim you do have one then try making friends, maybe one day even venture enough to possibly get a relationship! Trust me there’s more to the world then virtual interactions. Take care kid :)

    • I am a Pokerface
      I am a Pokerface  Жыл бұрын

      legend for what such a cringe comment

    • Skye Chambers
      Skye Chambers  Жыл бұрын

      @Madhav heres anothers perspective. The Finish guy told him to practice doing testiclar biopsies on a bear. The Finish social/cultural/psychological programming had taught his hearing not to catagorise the diff between the sound of p & b. So he could only imagine he was saying "practice on a pear" when in actuality he was saying "bear". Language filters can cause a barrier to hearing sounds correctly and many other forms of sense data.
      Our brain often categorises incorrectly according to socially indoctrinated filters. This means we also sometime lay an incorrect catagory over sensately experiential facts and are unable to discern that we have done so. Thus we often cannot hear or see or smell etc actual facticity because we arent free of catagorical barriers.

  • Windswept Concept
    Windswept Concept 10 ай бұрын

    shows the importance of great teachers. My mum has been a teacher for 30 years and the amount of red tape schools have to go through, often set out by people who have never taught, is outstanding and sometimes counterproductive.

  • James Arnold
    James Arnold 6 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you. Working through my own issues, and I really appreciate listening to your lecture. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Paul Reynolds
    Paul Reynolds  Жыл бұрын +3

    Watched this lecture for the first time about 3 years ago in highschool. I am now only a couple semesters away from finishing my Behavioral Neuroscience degree. Butterfly effect in full force.

    • Liam Victoria
      Liam Victoria 8 ай бұрын +1

      You're almost finished with your neuroscience degree in 3 years? Interesting...

  • Valter
    Valter  Жыл бұрын +3

    I wish i had teachers as prepared and interesting as him

  • Gemma Jawahara
    Gemma Jawahara 11 ай бұрын +1

    This is life changing having Professor Sapolsky teaching us about life and ourselves. Magnificent way of teaching. Night time listening until I fall asleep. Does anyone here know the name of the text book he is talking about prior to and after mentioning Baby Beluga ?

  • lou
    lou  Жыл бұрын +2008

    The fact that the fall semester just finished and I was stressing out about school so happy it's finally over, then the next day I'm sat here voluntarily watching this whole thing speaks volumes to how good this professor is

    • Sherry M.
      Sherry M.  Жыл бұрын +1

      This is so impressive. I love it so much.

    • marcia
      marcia  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Sara Garcia it starts again soon 😢 dread

    • Sara Garcia
      Sara Garcia  Жыл бұрын +7

      I'm currently doing that same thing right now hahaha

  • Dipak Warade
    Dipak Warade  Жыл бұрын +1

    I'm grateful for all of this wisdom 🙏🙏🙏

  • Misses Hippy
    Misses Hippy 5 ай бұрын

    For me, education taught me to want to learn. I was not especially useful in my life, but I did little harm as well. Mostly, my life has been enriched by the curiosity and criticism, within any number of disciplines, fostered by a handful of excellent teachers.

  • itsjustRobby
    itsjustRobby  Жыл бұрын

    Stanford SHOULD offer technology credential programs for adults using their students to facilitate and teach them. Certs are so good 😊… ez way to bridge the gap to the upper end of academic learning opportunities straight to Bay Area constituents that could benefit from the learning and apply the knowledge and tools learned locally in the east bay and Palo Alto. Seems like a win win to me.
    This professor is great. I’ll be binge watching his lectures. Thanks 😊

  • Sumit Bhatnagar
    Sumit Bhatnagar  Жыл бұрын +1

    When you are binge-watching 'Funny accidents, putting people in embarrassing positions' category and KZclip puts a standford professors lecture in the queue... And you land up not just watching the entire 1 hr lecture, but also excited about the next lecture!

  • بطاطا على البلاطا حاطها عباطا

    What a great teacher

  • Tom Wiggins
    Tom Wiggins 3 жыл бұрын +2160

    I am a Stanford grad. Biology of Behavior with Sapolsky was my favorite class. High recommendation to "take" this class here on youtube. And you won't have to take notes or do the readings or take the exams either...just absorb the information.

    • ditta07
      ditta07  Жыл бұрын

      For those of us who have been unfortunate in having missed out on attending Stanford, would you be able to post the reading list somewhere? Just thought I'd ask.

    • Prog Rocker
      Prog Rocker  Жыл бұрын

      @Mark Ellermets - i just saw this for the first time, so sorry that i am answering so long after your post.... I am with you, in believing that there are free-will aspects to our lives (the universe needs some randomness). however, there are so many tiny things that you would think are free-will actions, yet, even when we make a choice to do something outside of our pre-programmed biology, it is our pre-programmed biology that decides what that 'something' different might be. LOL
      my favorite proof is the twins example -- where the 2 twins who had been separated their whole life had some strange quirks that were unique to them (such as needing to flush a toilet twice). it's really odd how such a trivial act can be so set in humans due to our biology. ;)

    • Prog Rocker
      Prog Rocker  Жыл бұрын

      @Sylvia Skinner - Hi. I don't think anyone answered you, so even tho it's been so long, i will. The prof asked the question as if he didn't expect anyone to agree with evolution because he didn't want to lead (aka bias) the class into thinking he expected them to agree with evolution. A student who doesn't believe in it will assume the college professor does, and therefore would be reluctant to admit non-belief. however, given the prof asks it in a way that sounds like he expects someone to not believe, a non-believer would feel safe to raise their hand.

    • Sir Laughsalot
      Sir Laughsalot  Жыл бұрын

      @Serpentine S how does nature vs nurture remove the individuality of a human? Even ants are individuals.... or wait, what category are you thinking in at the moment? Do you mean individuals as in being able to think for ourselves, transcending our nature and nurture due to our complex conciousness, or individuals as in DNA? Or individuals as in having different facial features?
      There's a fuck ton of ways to see ourselves as individuals.... so what category do you fit in?

    • Sir Laughsalot
      Sir Laughsalot  Жыл бұрын

      @Will S But his entire class is something very complicated boiled down to a simple category... Human Behavioral Biology 🤣
      Nuanced would be listing genetics, biochemistry, physiology, etc all the categories within human biology that helps determine behavior. Saying a simple/lazy mind will fight complexity is simple/lazy minded since there's an evolutionary and logical reason to why humans generally favors simplicity. I assume you are smart enough to know what I'm talking about.
      There's also danger in over-complicating things....

  • Stegosaurus
    Stegosaurus 3 күн бұрын

    I am starting the course now and am stoked. After watching the intro, I am reminded of the mythology of 18th-century English major William Blake. The arch-nemesis in his worldview is Urizen, the impulse to reduce the world by measuring it. His ideal is the unbounded imagination, realizing the infinite in everything.

  • Plumber Time
    Plumber Time  Жыл бұрын

    This guy knows it all. Absolute love his skill set

  • John O'Neill
    John O'Neill  Жыл бұрын

    Found out I got Bradypnea (slow breathing) self-diagnosed which causes dizziness and other symptoms. Normal breathing rate is 10-14 cycles per minute that is 10-14 x breathe in/breathe out. It takes months to retrain your breathing they say. I’d be interested to see how many breathes others take. Even 10 breathes a minute seems very fast to me, more like puffing than breathing, it’s a hard pace to maintain.

  • Mary
    Mary  Жыл бұрын +5

    Finnish actually does differentiate between B and P. The ultimate difference between P and B is that B is a voiced sound and P is not. Both sounds are bilabial (pronounced using both lips) and plosives (pronounced by obstructing airflow), however a B is voiced (accompanied with a "hum"). In addiction, in English, P is aspirated if it's at the beginning of the word. That means it's accompanied by a little puff of air in words like pear, but not in words like apple.
    Finnish, however does not aspirate P sounds. So the Finnish speaker probably did say pear, but their accent made it difficult to differentiate as a native English listener.