Kevin Mitchell on The Genetics of Personality
Kevin Mitchell is an author and an Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His research is aimed at understanding the genetic program specifying the wiring of the brain and its relevance to variation in human faculties. Kevin is also the author of the science blog, Wiring the Brain, and a number of books and publications.
In this episode, Eric and Kevin discuss his book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are.
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Kevin Mitchell and I Discuss the Genetics of Personality and…
- His book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
- The missing third component in the Nature vs. Nurture debate
- Innate Underlying Traits in the Brain: Extroversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness to Experience
- The relationship between genetics and neurobiology
- What “neurons that fire together, wire together” actually means
- The difference between Personality Traits and Character Traits
- The impact of parenting on underlying Personality Traits
- How people differ in the amount of “free will” that they have
- The connection between genetics and addiction
- That we become ourselves throughout lifetime
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