Nature vs. Nurture: What is it that defines us? ------- Recently I have been going back and doing some reading on the amazing organ that is our brain. In graduate school, one of the big questions they propose to students is the whole idea of Nature vs. Nurture. The idea that the brain develops a specific way and is wired in certain designs intentionally causes a propensity for certain behaviors in people. The Nurture argument as you may imagine, states that it is in fact the environment we are immersed in that molds the way we think and behave. I have also always believed like most individuals, that it is a unique combination of things that plays into the development of personality and behavior. I see value in the whole idea of “Tabla Rasa” or the blank slate idea when it comes to the brain. Most people naturally gravitate to behavior that produces the least amount of stress, which in most instances could be considered to be “good” behavior. However, that being said, I also believe that our bodies are designed to constantly manage stress and stimulation in the various forms it is received. I do not know how an individual would function if the was no stress or “perceived” stress or stimuli. All of these experiences have to have be physically represented in the brain. If that is the case, then the brain has to be able to adjust in a physical manner to the introduction of all new stimuli. One’s environment also plays an instrumental role in the physical development of the brain. It is proven that stimuli the brain comes into contact with impacts the way it develops. The whole concept of neuroplasticity also helps support both ideas. It is the biology of our brain that allows for the physical representation of behavior. ------ Read more at http://www.RecoveryWays.com/blog
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