David Linden

Professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of “The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God.” His most recent book is “Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality.” 

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As any parent will attest, raising kids comes with many challenges and questions. Perhaps the most fundamental: nature versus nurture.

What makes us who we are?

As any parent will attest, raising kids comes with many challenges and questions. Perhaps the most fundamental: nature versus nurture.

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