Event Title

Nature vs. Nurture in Neurology: Is It as Complicated as We Once Thought?

Date

April 2022

Location

Schewel 232

Description

The complexity of the nature vs. nurture question has been long assumed. The answer might be contained in a single discipline: neurology. The chemical composition of all beings' brains grow and develop in such a way that they are afforded the best chance of survival under present circumstances. As humans, we are no exception. The human psyche constrains itself to grow within the means of the environment for which it is needed. Why do those abused have a higher chance to be abusers? Why do those whom witness violence regularly seem to disregard the importance of a human life? Adjustments to and perceptions of traumatic events are not completely created on one’s own, for it is the recognition of abnormal events that forces the brain to alter itself in ways that lead to perceiving the "normal" as traumatic.

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Flash Talk

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Nature vs. Nurture in Neurology: Is It as Complicated as We Once Thought?

Schewel 232

The complexity of the nature vs. nurture question has been long assumed. The answer might be contained in a single discipline: neurology. The chemical composition of all beings' brains grow and develop in such a way that they are afforded the best chance of survival under present circumstances. As humans, we are no exception. The human psyche constrains itself to grow within the means of the environment for which it is needed. Why do those abused have a higher chance to be abusers? Why do those whom witness violence regularly seem to disregard the importance of a human life? Adjustments to and perceptions of traumatic events are not completely created on one’s own, for it is the recognition of abnormal events that forces the brain to alter itself in ways that lead to perceiving the "normal" as traumatic.