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Stress and Human Evolution

How do trauma, poverty, and racial discrimination influence our health? What about our evolutionary history causes our bodies to respond in this way? Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on. This lecture took place at the American Museum of Natural History on April 5, 2017.

This lecture was part of The Leakey Foundations Speaker Series on Human Evolution and was presented at SciCafe in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History.

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