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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Williams Syndrome

Really fascinating article in the NY Times that discusses Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affect social abilities, in some ways similar to autism, but very different as well. It's so interesting to me how a slight problem with genes can affect the social graces, interactions and normality of a person. Does that mean that our sociability and interaction style is hard-wired somewhere within our genetic code?

1 Comments:

At July 10, 2007 1:07 PM, Blogger Sorah said...

I think that to a certain extent, our social abilities are dictated by our genes. Being able to read other people's body language is an integral part of human social interactions, yet those with diseases such as Asperger's or autism are unable to process this information.

 

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