Learning Socialization

Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology, has co-authored a paper exploring the infant brain and learned socialization.  The paper discusses how the human brain does not come "wired" already, but rather develops "wiring" based on cultural and social input.  As a result, every person's brain develops differently.  This would also suggest that experiences in a child's formative years are even more important than previously believed.  Not only do these early experiences shape our personalities, they also establish the framework we will use to survive in the world for the rest of our lives.