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"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" (and Various Other Mysteries of Stress and Science) Explained Herein

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On this encore edition of ST, we listen back to a discussion from April of this year. At that time, we spoke by phone with the acclaimed science writer, biologist, and neuroscientist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky. He's widely seen as one of our leading experts on stress --- namely, on the ways in which stress affects baboons and other primates, and what this, in turn, tells us about the effects of stress on the human condition. A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, and an author whose works include such popular books as "A Primate's Memoir" and "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," Dr. Sapolsky writes (and speaks) with a wit, candor, intelligence, and accessibility that appeals even to those of us who might've napped our way through Biology 101.

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