Genes influence if you shrug off punishment or take it to heart

A new study reveals that certain genes related to serotonin or dopamine influence how we make choices based on rewards or punishments we experienced in the past. And this influence largely depends on which gene variant we inherit from our parents.

This research sheds light onto the notion that the choices we make are somewhat heritable.  It also offers a better understanding of the relationship between brain chemicals and behavior in healthy people, which will ultimately help provide researchers with a better understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Read the full, original story here: Brain Chemical Genes Influence Sensitivity to Reward, Punishment

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