Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will.
The growing gulf between rich and poor inflicts biological damage on bodies and brains
Our drive to exceed our evolutionary limits sets us apart from other beasts
A little stress sharpens memory. But after prolonged stress, the mental picture isn't pretty
How will we feel when biology can name what makes each of us who we are?
Inserting genes into brain cells may one day offer doctors a way to slow, or even reverse, the damage from degenerative neurological disease
Studies of free-ranging baboons in an African reserve are helping to explain why human beings can differ in their vulnerability to stress-related diseases