January 1, 2016 / Modified sep 9, 2016 3:44 p.m.

Episode 9: Is Our Current Behavior Tuned to our Evolutionary History?

Originally Aired January 1, 2016

Human evolution is marked by two important locomotor transitions. A shift to bipedal walking and increased aerobic activity levels that likely evolved with the adoption of a hunting and gathering lifestyle. How did these changes influence human anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, and life history and how and why will our current, more sedentary lifestyle impact our physical and mental health?


David A. Raichlen, Ph.D., Associate Professor School of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D, Regents' Professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Neuroscience

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