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The Cognitive Neuroscience of MindA Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga$
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Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Kathleen Baynes, George R. Mangun, and Elizabeth A. Phelps

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014014

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.001.0001

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Genetic Variation Influences How the Social Brain Shapes Temperament and Behavior

Genetic Variation Influences How the Social Brain Shapes Temperament and Behavior

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(p.125) 9 Genetic Variation Influences How the Social Brain Shapes Temperament and Behavior
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind
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Michael I. Posner

Mary K. Rothbart

Brad E. Sheese

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0090

There are different opinions on the concept of individual differences; some believe that experience can be solely taken into consideration to find individual differences; others, that genes play an important role in identifying the individual differences. This chapter explores how genes and social experience or environment interact to shape brain networks of control and changes in behavior. In this context, the authors present a detailed analysis of particular genes and their relation to the structure and function of specific neural networks. On the basis of their findings, they suggest that genes and experience help shape human behavior together.

Keywords:   individual differences, experience, genes, social environment, human behavior, brain networks

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