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Thursday, April 02, 2009

The importance of early experience

It seems certain, likewise, that in the first two years of life, even though one retains no explicit memories . . . deep emotional memories or associations are nevertheless being made in the limbic system and other regions of the brain where emotions are represented -- and these emotional memories can determine one's behavior for a lifetime. Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Knopf, 2007, p. 203.

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2 comments:

Keetha said...

Praise God he can renew our limbic system too when we give him free reign.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes. Thanks.