Is Personality Residing in the Brain?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 5. February 2021 in News

A team of Caltech researchers from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy discuss the long-standing question: What is personality? Most studies measure personality in various ways, and they are often ambiguous about what personality really is.

The researchers believe that genes and environment are causes of personality and that behaviour results from personality, but personality itself is located in the brain.

The researchers propose a method to discover where personality resides in the brain, and how it relates to other psychological functions including memory and emotion and they propose ways of testing those models using the tools of neuroscience.

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