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Robert Sapolsky

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Medical Researcher

Robert Sapolsky, the Stanford Professor of Neuroendocrinology, has done groundbreaking work in the effects of stress on the hippocampus. He has written a number of popular books including Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress, Stress-related Disease and Coping, and The Trouble with Testosterone. He has also been awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In a WIRED magazine article he describes himself as an "unbudgeable atheist" which he apparently also does in his book the Trouble with Testosterone as reported in Salon magazine at http://www.salonmagazine.com/april97/sneaks/sneak970404.html.

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