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To what extent is our personality dictated by our genetic makeup? Groundbreaking new research in the fields of genetics and MRI Scanning are only now making it possible to tackle these questions, and the results are sometimes surprising.

Video by the BBC/OU/Vega.





What makes us who we are? Do we inherit our personality, like the colour of our eyes? To what extent should science predict our behaviour through looking at our genes?

Chaired by Colin Blakemore, the panel consists of John Carey, Jeffrey Gray, Peter McGuffin, and panel regular, Mike Maier.


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Behaviour Genetics
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Predicting Personality

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