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SciCafe: Stress and Human Evolution

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Dr. Zaneta Thayer speaks into a microphone, with museum's podcast logo overlaid on top

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 Museum on April 5, 2017.



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This SciCafe event is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation.