What is innate?

  • (adj): Being talented through inherited qualities.
    Example: "An innate talent"
    Synonyms: natural, born
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on innate:

Psychological Nativism
... has inborn capabilities for learning from the environment but does not contain content such as innate beliefs ... For example, one might argue that some moral intuitions are innate or that color preferences are innate ...
Sporothrix Schenckii - Immune Response - Innate
... is effectively phagocytosed by cells of the innate immune system and are recognized based on the sugars displayed on their surface or lipids in the yeast cell ...
SFTPA2B - Innate Immunity
... The role of SFTPA2 in innate immunity has been extensively studied ... Some of the functions by which both SFTPA2 and SFTPA1 contribute to innate immunity include opsonization of bacteria for phagocytosis by alveolar macrophages recruitment of monocytes and ...
DAMPs - History
... Two papers appearing in the same year presaged the deeper understanding of innate immune reactivity, dictating the subsequent nature of the adaptive immune response ... Thus free radical-mediated reperfusion injury-was seen to contribute to the process of innate and subsequent adaptive immune responses ... Although many immunologists have noticed that various "Danger signal" could initiate innate immune responses, the "DAMP" was described by Seong and Matzinger in 2004 for the first time ...
Self-determination Theory - Basic Theory
... "inherent growth tendencies." People also have innate psychological needs that are the basis for self-motivation and personality integration ... SDT identifies three innate needs that, if satisfied, allow optimal function and growth Competence Relatedness Autonomy These needs are seen as ...

More definitions of "innate":

  • (adj): Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development.
    Synonyms: congenital, inborn, inherent

Famous quotes containing the word innate:

    UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this faculty as a ‘language acquisition device,’ an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
    Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    ...that absolutely everything beloved and cherished of the bourgeoisie, the conservative, the cowardly, and the impotent—the State, family life, secular art and science—was consciously or unconsciously hostile to the religious idea, to the Church, whose innate tendency and permanent aim was the dissolution of all existing worldly orders, and the reconstitution of society after the model of the ideal, the communistic City of God.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)