Everyone would agree: social awareness is crucial to sound development. Importantly, it begins to arise in infancy, as we learn to attune ourselves to where others are looking.
There’s social heredity, the “epigenome”, those special proteins surrounding the DNA, embed information controlling genes like an off and on switch.
A dynamic system of unconscious, primed, and conscious inclinations collectively influences behavior—it is our job to make the most adaptive choices with the information we have.
A baby is the perfect dance partner to raise mutual consciousness. They begin life hyper-aware, hungry for learning, and often seem ecstatic or in rapture.
Allan Schore, clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and interdisciplinary expert on attachment behavior and its links to affect regulation, believes the science of play is open for major research projects. Read more