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Unformatted text preview: ve genes that make it easier to learn Japanese, but both groups must be exposed to a language to acquire it at all.” Pinker examples INTELLIGENCE Compromise: “If the reader is now convinced that either the geneFc or environmental explanaFon has won out to the exclusion of the other, we have not done a sufficiently good job of presenFng one side or the other. It seems highly likely to us that both genes and environment have something to do with this issue.” SOURCE: The Bell Curve ARGUMENT: IQ differences between blacks & whites are both geneFc & environmental For more – Jess Sullivan’s lecture on intelligence! Pinker examples AUTISM Theory 1: caused by cold, unloving, refrigerator Moms. Theory 2: Highly heritable, not enFrely explained by genes; nothing to do with parenFng style. Upshot The details of the causal model – i.e., which geneFc and environmental factors have effects – can only be gleaned if these factors are pulled apart and studied as disFnct things. Nature vs. Nurture does ma4er. The case of cogniFon & learning Goal: 1.  Discover the mechanisms that support learning 2.  Discover the basic inputs to learning QuesFons: 1.  How complex are inputs to learning? (lego!) 2.  How specialized are the learning mechanisms? Quick Quiz According to Pinker, why is the nature- nurture debate not dead? (a)  Saying that behaviors result from a mix of nature and nurture does not result in a causal theory (b)  Most scienFsts recognize that behaviors are caused by a mix of nature and nurture (c)  Most complex behaviors are innately specified (d)  None of the above. According to Pinker, why is the nature- nurture debate not dead? (a)  Saying that behaviors result from a mix of nature and nurture does not result in a causal theory (b)  Most scienFsts recognize that behaviors are caused by a mix of nature and nurture (c)  Most complex behaviors are innately specified (d)  None of the above. A...
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