Monday, December 14, 2009

Some excellent observations on...

....the interactions of genes and environment in building personalities. Both the video and article provide an interesting possible answer for why some monkeys (and humans) never learn how to cope well with socialization demands despite being evolved social beings.

The full Atlantic article can be found here and does a fantastic job of capturing the complex context of gene-environment interactions and how a seemingly maladaptive trait can be conserved for its usefulness in extraordinary situations.

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