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It is important to specify these circumstances as well as we can. Exactly how a gene increases the probability of a given behavior is a complex issue. In later chapters, we encounter a few examples of genes that control brain chemicals. However, genes also can affect behavior indirectly—for example, by changing the way other people treat you (Kendler, 2001). Suppose you have genes causing you to be unusually attractive. As a result, strangers smile at you, many people invite you to parties, and so forth.
How far do we extend this analogy? Chimpanzees look and act somewhat like humans. Most of us, but not all, are willing to assume that chimpanzees are conscious. If chimpanzees are conscious, how about dogs? Rats? Fish? Insects? Trees? Rocks? Most people draw the line at some point in this sequence, but not all at the same point. A similar problem arises in human development: At what point between the fertilized egg and early childhood does someone become conscious? At what point in dying does someone finally lose consciousness?
A mutation is analogous to having an untrained person add, remove, or distort something on the blueprints for your new house. A mutation leading to an altered protein is almost always disadvantageous. A mutation that modifies the amount or timing of protein production is closer to neutral and sometimes advantageous. Many of the differences among individuals and even among species depend on quantitative variations in the expression of genes. Heredity and Environment Unlike PTC sensitivity and color vision deficiency, most variations in behavior depend on the combined influence of many genes and environmental influences.
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