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our feelings..

Post by Sharifa » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:12 pm

Hi..
Do genes related to our feelings ? and do they control us ? :?
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:45 pm

a simple answer: yes :D
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Post by siya » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:55 am

genes affect our traits such as our height,complexion...etc.they may also make us susceptible to some disease etc.but human emotion and feelings are not inherited so i think they are not much affected by our genotype. :wink:

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:27 pm

they don't affect our feelings in the way that there are some persons that are genetically upsed, but genes determine our personality and how fast we get upset etc...
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Post by mith » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:46 pm

There's also been talk of a "violent" gene and since genes control hormone production such as testosterone, it may have somewhat an effect on behavior
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:53 pm

don't forget cortizol and adrenaline if you are talking about a violent gene. and yes it is a good point. I read on the internet that people with a low serotonine level are "genetically sad"
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