ROBIN DUNBAR - How our Ancient Brains cope with Modern Society
My guest on today's episode is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Oxford University Robin Dunbar
With the modern world having such an impact on our mental health and relationships, many are now asking whether human beings are in fact designed to thrive in the environment of large scale societies. Robin Dunbar has spent decades studying this and many other aspects of how primates and human beings have evolved and adapted.
I find out from Robin the effect that large scale societies have had on individuals and the negative result of being anonymous, the different way that men and women interact, and the importance of developing close relationships within your own community for your own longevity.