Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cognition, autism and schizophrenia

More evidence that genes that underlie some cognitive and behavioral disorders may also have adaptive advantages:
Gordon's Notes: More evidence of hacked wetware: the DARPP-32 gene and schizophrenia

...The sooner we understand how buggy all our minds are, the sooner we'll learn wisdom, tolerance, and forgiveness...
There must be people with near perfect minds, but most of us make do with something a few grades below prime. As we come to understand that, we'll become more sympathetic and supportive of those who struggle with profound disabilities.

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