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From the simple to the complex

Anatomy by Level of Organization

Human beings cannot be understood separately from the society in which they live. In this social environment, relationships with other people are the most meaningful thing for any individual. Children who have spent years in the wild with no human contact (the so called "feral children") fail to develop normal human communication skills as a result of growing up without proper models.

Linked Module:  ce que l'Enfant sauvage nous apprend des rapports sociauxLinked Module:  Neuroscience at the Movies: Feral ChildrenLinked Module:   Feral ChildLinked Module:   Marie-Angélique

From the moment we are born, other human beings are the element in our environment that influences our nervous systems the most. We live with other people who maintain lasting, organized relationships with one another, usually through institutions. This is the common definition of a society.

Underlying our social behaviours, there is always a memory of some actions that are gratifying and others that are not. But what gratifies us and what does not depends largely on what culture we belong to.

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