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Scientists study the wise brain

By Katherine Kam

27 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Are some people born with a greater potential to be wise? The Washington Post explores the notion that certain traits and behaviors are associated with specific parts of the brain.

Are some people born with a greater potential to be wise?

Some scientists such as neuropsychiatrist Dilip Jeste think so. Jeste believes that wisdom is a trait that may be genetically inherited, though environment also plays a major role.

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