Comment on Mind - The need for a new model

meganmay Sat, Jun 20, 2009
and sometimes it feels as if the study of mind was literally hijacked by fMRI imaging

I'm glad this post got dug up again because I think I missed it's debut, and it's got me pumped up. The mention of neural plasticity reminded of a conversation I had the other day about how people are so strongly influenced by what happens to them during childhood. It occurred to me, and forgive me for stating the obvious, that babies are equipped with these extraordinarily receptive brains because they are in a position to adapt to whatever world they might find outside the womb. It's a very very basic thought, but it implies that babies, at the moment of their birth, are ready to live in the future.

Thanks for another great post Spaceweaver