Robert Sapolsky

  • Professor
  • Stanford University

Robert Sapolsky is professor of biology, neurology, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, and a research associate at the National Museums of Kenya.  He studies the neurobiology of stress in both the laboratory and the field, and is the author of "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases and Coping."

Articles by Robert Sapolsky

People differ enormously as to what they consider to be stressful and how they respond to it. In general, short periods of moderate stress can actually be a good thing for the brain.
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