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Science  23 Jun 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6344, pp. 1239
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan4208

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What makes our species unique is only the tip of the iceberg, while underneath sits a vast reservoir of continuity with other organisms. In Behave, Robert Sapol­sky, a well-known neurobiologist and primatologist at Stanford University, ambitiously tackles the whole iceberg rather than obsessing over its little tip, placing what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species.

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