Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans

Posted on | January 20, 2010 | No Comments

Do you believe the following list of abilities are unique to humans?

  • Aggression
  • Theory of Mind
  • The Golden Rule
  • Empathy
  • Pleasure in anticipation and gratification postponement
  • Culture

 Then you need to watch this fascinating and funny speech by primatologist Robert Sapolsky: 

Sapolsky explains how although we share the above listed abilities with other animals, we act on them to an extreme which the rest of the animal kingdom would consider bizarre – making us what he calls “uniqueier”.


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