Stanford University Scientist and Author to Speak at PUC

By Jason Lodge on December 18, 2007

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Renowned brain researcher Dr. Robert Sapolsky will present "Stress Management and Health" on Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in Pacific Union College's Dauphinee Chapel. Admission to the seminar is free and open to the public.

Sapolsky, known for his engaging and lively speaking and writing styles, is a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya.

Sapolsky's lecture will focus on stress and the causes of stress-related diseases. He says that while the body's physical responses can cope with short-term physical threats, they are not suitable responses for the psychological stress faced in today's world. Sapolsky calls our reactions to today's stress "generally short-sighted, inefficient, and penny-wise and dollar-foolish."

Sapolsky has authored several books, including: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons, and The Trouble with Testosterone.