• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Greed: Hormones and Moral Behavior

    As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin's role in regulating generosity and greed.

    For an interview with Dr. Zak about the crisis in confidence in psychology, science communication, and how to differentiate between sound science and pseudoscience, click here.

  • Recent Podcasts

    October 27, 2016

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

    According to Enrico Fermi, there's a high probability of extraterrestrial life, but we haven't found any yet. Why is that? Listen in as top scientists discuss the question of what and who else might be out there.

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    Even in the 21st century, there's a significant percentage of people who deeply mistrust science and scientists. Why? And what can we do about it? The first of a three-part series.

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    September 15, 2016

    The Rise of Human Consciousness

    Advances in physical sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery—the emergence of human consciousness?

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