Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior

December 08, 2005

Why do we react in certain ways under certain circumstances? Neuroscientist Mark Blumberg joins us today to discuss the origin of these impulsive behaviors and delve into the debate over whether these instincts are natural—we are born with them—or whether they develop over time and are passed on generation to generation.

Guest: Mark S. Blumberg, Ph.D. (neuroscientist at the University of Iowa; Associate Editor of Behavioral Neuroscience; author of Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior)