Category - ~ Babies

Post on infant development

Visceral Reflexes and Behavior

Visceral reflexes are the most ancient cognitive mechanisms present in the human body. These reflexes regulate internal processes such as digestion and the function of the liver, processes which collectively are known as Homeostasis. Optimally...

Baby Moves

Babies (DVD): Culture has a profound influence on the developmental trajectory of infants. Although somewhat obvious, it is highly educational to observe how setting and attitudes define the opportunities for growing children. The documentary...

Babies are Scientists

Over the last 30 years it has come to be accepted that very small children have abstract, structured, coherent, causal representations of the world around them - representations that are similar to scientific theories. They use those...

Integrating Reflex Responses

When our automatic reflexes are working well, we rarely even notice. These extremely fast reactions happen much quicker than would be possible if we had to think through the best option for that circumstance, making reflexes incredibly useful...

Dyscalculia

Recent research in cognitive and developmental neuroscience is providing a new approach to the understanding of dyscalculia that emphasizes a core deficit in understanding sets and their numerosities, which is fundamental to all aspects of...

Circumcision

Life reproduces itself. The impulse to replicate is embedded in our most ancient genetic code, with which we share some variant with all living things. It is the foundation of natural selection, enabling animals to test possibilities for...

Vaccine Reactivity

Should we, or should we not vaccinate our kids? Even getting the flu shot is controversial. In working with Autistic children and kids with other challenges, time and again I run into parents who point to the time when they began to notice...

How Babies Think

Interesting article summarizing some current research on how infants experience their environment. From the abstract: Babies’ and young children’s cognitive abilities far surpass those that psychologists long attributed to them. They can...

Digital Radiation

The migration from Analog to Digital wave forms (DWF) was the precipitating ever of our move into our wireless society. DWF pack vastly more information into the same space as Analog waves do. We are in essence, participating in a global...

BIT: Brain Integration Technique

Early childhood stressors profoundly affect how we process information. The strategy developing brains use to cope with stressful situations is to limit the amount of information they assimilate. The “Information Super Highway” of...