October 20, 2006

From L. Prior:

Re: Facial Expressions May Be Inherited (Oct. 16): I’d be very interested to know if ways of walking are partly inherited or whether they are 100% copied behaviour learned subliminally by a young child watching parents and mimicking them.

I am almost certain that a particular gait is inherited and not something that could be consciously copied especially when to walk in a different manner involving un-natural muscle-groups would likely be very difficult and something that would have to be habituated consciously.

A simple study of seeing any blind people and whether they walk in the same manner as their parents when walking full speed (and guided as blind people have to walk slower than sighted people for obvious reasons) but it would make an interesting study to see if any traits are inherited in the gait.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your article is very informative and helped me further.

Thanks, David

February 03, 2007 11:09 AM  

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