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Genetics

20 April 2011

Genes affect how you take advice

Certain gene mutations influence how likely people are to heed advice, even if that advice runs counter to experience, say researchers at Brown University.

Certain gene mutations influence how likely people are to heed advice, even if that advice runs counter to experience, say researchers at Brown University.

They found that people with a variation in a gene called DARPP-32, which affects the response to dopamine in the striatum, learned more quickly from experience when they did not receive advice. But these people were also more likely to heed others' advice.

 

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