“This was my first science diction podcast and I found it did not satisfy my desire for SCIENCE.
At one point there was the mention of dopamine and it’s possible roll in how we express our personality. No mention was made of oxytocin: the metabolic pathways or genetic SNPs that affect this chemical.
Catecholaminergic and cholinergic neurons, norepinephrine can increase or decrease oxytocin release by acting via α-receptors or β-receptors, respectively. Opioid peptides appear to inhibit oxytocin release.
Ok that enough on “nature” and to give a nod to “nurture” an investigation into how our early life experiences sets us up for personality habits: mimicking a same-sex parent, adverse childhood events might be addressed.
In general I found the subject was rife with “old school” psychology divorcing the mind from the body/brain chemical soup.”
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