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This week, present your own argument in the "nature vs. nurture" debate.Where does nature end and nurture begin? As a response to this post,FIRST,brieflyanswer the following three questions:1.Start with a statement that describes your position on the "nature vs.nurture" question. Reflect on whether the readings reinforced orchallenged this position (if your position pre-existed the class), orwhether or not the readings helped you to come to this position (ifyou had not thought about this topic in this way before this class).Nature can be described as the biological make up of an individual whilenurture is described as the physical world that influences it. I believethat nature and nurture go hand and hand because they both play asignificant role in how we develop and think overtime. In my previousclass we focused on genetic expression, epigenetic processes, and howthe environment influences them. Epigenetic processes alter geneexpression in a heritable manner without changing DNA sequence. Forexample, epigenetics that can be linked to different variations oflanguage; one being the Forkhead-domain gene (FOXP2). FOXP2 is thegene that is important in the development of brain regions responsiblefor fine motor control skills. This gene can be affected based offenvironmental interactions as well as nurturing experiences.Environmental factors that could account for this behavior is theteachings of the parents from generation to generation and thecommunication skills learned by the child through imitation and culturalpreference. This all part of the nurturing while a child’s biological abilityto learn may hinder them or take them longer to understand certainareas of language and speech. Stress, diet, and exposure to toxicchemicals and environments have a major effect on how genes areexpressed. According to Harvard University (2019) genes are vulnerableto modification when faced with chronic stress as well as nutritionalissues. Young children who are faced with little support and nurturingexperiences may have issues portraying those emotions and developinghealthy brain functions. This week’s reading has reinforced my positionon nature vs. nurture.

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