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originally posted by: dollukka
i recall my mom to take me to sleep and saying evening prayer
"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
i remember the room and and house we lived in then. I was in diapers. My parents told me that i was a clean girl i didn´t like diapers so they stop putting me in those when i was about 1 year old ( i always took them off ) . At 4 yeas old i cut apple tree with a saw, my father watched over when i took the saw and told me to finish what i have started.. he said it took me 4 days but i finished it.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Homo sapiens infant brains are in constant overdrive to 'wire up', as they arent 'at all' at birth. By around 10 months there is significant wiring as for example, in the Chinese language there are two (to them) distinct sounds (words), but to our brains they both sound identical. By 10 months of non-exposure to this we've completely lost our ability to perceive the difference, and there's no getting it back.
I included some bits about this, from a brain documentary, in my "PRIMAL":
There's also some bits from another documentary specific to human language, Stephen Fry's Planet Word. And you might also check out Noam Chomsky.