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How are mental constracts encoded genetically?

Posted in Working Mothers on 3rd January 2012

How are mental constracts encoded genetically?
I was looking for some reading on how complex behaviors, such as “love mother” or “mark territory” genetically encoded. Seems like there should be a genetic representation of certain hardwired ideas, wondering how that would work.

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Answer by Pheromones
I don’t believe there is a direct genetic encoding of such things. It most likely has to do with brain development. Humans do not get attached to their biological mother so much as the person who cares for them at a young age. There is probably a genetic component somewhere that influences this behavior, but it’s far too complex to be identifiable.