Individual character as nature
rational not well defined enough
does not aggregate to human nature due to other factors (circumstance, socialization, which get in the way of a simple aggregation like collecting coins in a single jar. There are many jars)
Yes. This system is in use starting at a young age indeed. “Did you eat that cookie?” “No!” Toddler has chocolate on face.
Children start REALLY understanding their power of reason around the age of 7-8 years of age. Most know at that point they can absolutely lie and no one will know. They can even form small groups of liars with shared lies that stay amongst themselves. All very slow and deliberate and conscious.
Oh, humans are constantly self-regulating.
Babies wave their arms, self-regulate to control them. Babies shit themselves, self-regulate to no longer do so. Babies cry, self-regulate to stop crying — much with assistance and some without.
“rationalizations” – what age does that emerge?
But there is prototype and examplar theory for categorizations – and BOTH systems are in play in the hippocampus: That’s what I’ve been working on lately
With autism, there’s not a motivation (reward anticipation) for faces, social rewards or money.