Re: virus:Logic

Sodom (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 13:17:00 -0400

Tim Rhodes wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Sodom wrote:
> > I believe it was sceintific American, -no wait- it was a special on
> > the brain i saw on PBS. I'll get the tape. Anyway, the idea was that
> > almost all of your neural connections are made by the age of 10. This
> > means that the things you learn at these ages get hard wired into the
> > brain.
> IThis is counter to many things I've read. Are you sure its's not talking
> about /structure/ and not /content/?
> -Prof. Tim

It is about wiring content into the structure. The neuron growth is
based upon the input content. If you think a certain way, enough of the
time, the content will become permanent. At these ages, the structure
can still be broken down though, so repetition is important at first. A
chld raised with music, will have an inherently superior musical skill.
A chald raised with mathematics, will have superior math skills. A child
raised with a spiritual upbringing will have superior "spiritual"
It's even a lot more complicated than that. If a child deals with an
abusive home life, then his/her brain will produce less seratonin then a
child raised in a nurturing environment, be be less stable as an adult.
As far as we are aware, this lower level of seratonin is permanent, and
responsible for a lot of depression in adults.
Of course, we all agree that how children are raised is vitally
important (at least I think we agree on this). So we need to be aware of
what goes in, in repitition, their minds. I, of course, have no idea how
to do this.

Bill ROh