Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

Rick Shenkman is the author of "Political Animals:  How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics" (Basic Books, 2016).

  • Do our genes determine how we behave? Nah.

    by Stone Age Brain | Rick Shenkman

    Today scientists are a lot less confident than they used to be about the effect our genes have on our behavior. No one gene determines if we'll rob a bank, do somersaults, or win the Nobel Prize.