The war affects everyone, and processing the emotions it evokes is crucial to stay sane. To delay this reflection means to continue experiencing the same feelings over and over again. We'll try to grasp almost 9 months of the big war from the point of view of neuroscience — and for this, the Projector Institute invited the world star of neurobiology, Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky.
Here's what we'll cover:
— competitiveness as a part of human nature and ways to keep it from turning violent;
— the connection between education and propensity for conflicts;
— getting tired of fear and enjoying one's life instead: how "normal" are the things Ukrainians feel during the war.
The speaker is Robert Sapolsky — a well-known American neuroendocrinologist and professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University. His books "Behave. The Biology of Humans" and "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" were published in Ukrainian translation.
The presenter is Yurii Marchenko, editor-in-chief of the Platfor.ma media, radio host, publicist, and author of books, including "That's science for you: Ukrainian scientists changing the world."
This event is part of the Projector Foundation's pursuit to help Ukrainian women who lost their homes and jobs due to the Russian invasion and are now looking for opportunities to acquire new skills, get an education, and start a career from scratch. During the event, you can donate to the fund to support its mission.