The Altruism Equation #202

March 01, 2013

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

This week. we’re looking at what science has to say about the origins of selfless – and even self-sacrificing – behavior. We’ll speak to biology professor Lee Alan Dugatkin, about his book The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness. And we’ll discuss altruism from a neurological perspective, with Duke University Neuroscientist Steve Chang, whose research in monkeys looks at how their brains process and record helpful inclinations.


  • Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • Steve Chang
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