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June 9, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is The Origin Of Human Sensitivity Genetic Or Environmental?

June 9, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Sensitivity is a basic trait. It’s defined as the ability to perceive and process information about the environment. All people are sensitive but some considerably more than others. A new study published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry examined the genetic architecture of environmental sensitivity using a sample of 2868 adolescent twins. Twins are usually used in psychological or biological studies. Studies with twins are useful to researchers because twins share 100 per cent of their genes. That means, any differences between the twins are due to outside influences. [More]