• Question: Emma, can genetics change different things like how quickly the brain “tells” your body to do something subconsciously?

    Asked by hand to Emma on 1 Feb 2019.
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      Emma Meaburn answered on 1 Feb 2019:

      Hi there, subconscious behaviors/actions/bodily functions will be under (some degree of) genetic control but I am afraid I do not know very much about this! We know that DNA differences between people explain some of why we see/can measure differences between people in their conscious actions and behaviours, but non-genetic factors (i.e., the environment) also plays a role