The Form of the World

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


Neuroscientific theory of creativity looks at a hemispheric lateralization model. The left cortical hemisphere provides for language, focus, and our analytical abilities. The right cortical hemisphere is more holistic. Temperament has more to do with the emotional activity of a person, while personality is characteristic of behavior, feelings, and thoughts. Personality traits have a heritable basis referred to as the Big Five: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. Social potency, a trait associated with forceful leadership and extroversion, was estimated to be roughly 55%–61% heritable. Social closeness, a trait associated with a preference for emotional intimacy, was contributed to, 33% by genetics and 67% environment.

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  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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