Thoughts on: Behave by Robert Sapolsky

What is long and hard, and filled with baboon references? Robert Sapolskys book Behave. Here are some key takeaways and lesson from this fantastic book on human behavior. 📝 “The frontal cortex makes you do the harder thing, when it’s the right thing to do.” The frontal cortex consumes a lot of energy which makesContinue reading “Thoughts on: Behave by Robert Sapolsky”

Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky

Kin selection is the theory that we behave more altruistic towards people who share our genes—-given we believe in the darwinian paradigm that the overarching aim for an organism is to further its genes, of course. Or as John Haldane humorously concluded while working on the mathematics of kin selection: “I would lay down myContinue reading “Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky”

Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld

Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld: “This year, I read a lot of interesting books. One of those was “Behave” by Robert Sapolsky. I got a lot of insight into what makes humans tick, and how we are irrational, emotional and out of control creatures in an entertaining way so that book influenced me aContinue reading “Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld”