June 28, 2006

Pop-sci brain-gene overview for engineers

From EE Times,

What drives you? Pick your brain

Debra Schiff

The researchers are finding that vocational interests are primarily the products of genetics and unique, or nonshared, environmental factors, with shared family experiences holding less sway. The research may indicate why some individuals are predisposed to careers in engineering. It might also explain the high occurrence of autism in the families of engineers.

This tends to be more true of middle class white Americans than of other people and places. If you got switched at birth into, say, a potter subcaste in India, you'd probably grow up to be a potter, even if your genetic strong suit was, say, selling real estate.

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