Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I am also checking to see if this works.

I found this article on the NY Times website that links DNA to behavior in mice. I found it interesting because there has been a long-standing debate on Nature vs. Nurture. Studies about different animals could prove that behavior comes from one side more than the other.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/science/mouse-study-discovers-dna-that-controls-behavior.html?ref=science&_r=0

-Christina Perla

1 comment:

Eric Chung said...

Wow that's pretty interesting, especially how the neuro-structure of mice/rats being similar to that of humans.

I wonder though if the sections in which the researchers are studying are just specific factors on a vast array of what we consider to be a personality. In this case it seems to be just whether or not an animal is cautious enough to have an escape route or not.