Baboons, Brains, and Biology!

The Big Read: Open Access Science comes back for its second year to read and discuss Robert Sapolsky’s account of his graduate years studying primates in Kenya!

 A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons  is filled with raucous anecdotes of chasing baboons through the savannah, trekking across East Africa, and negotiating with all sorts of men and animals. Sapolsky deftly weaves his personal narrative into descriptions of his science — for him, the two are deeply related. Read the book, and come join our discussions as we talk about how scientists learn about the very essence of what makes us human by setting out to study our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

Discussions and book-related activities will take place in the spring of 2013. Check back here for a full schedule starting in January!

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