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mildadhd
11-24-15, 11:17 PM
"..The importance of this point cannot be overstated: emotional nurturance is an absolute requirement for healthy neurobiological brain development.."

-Gabor Mate M.D., " In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts", P 185.


Do you agree that "emotional nurturance is an absolute requirement for healthy neurobiological brain development"?


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aeon
11-25-15, 01:29 AM
If by “nurturing” you mean mirroring and regulation of affective states, then yes, absolutely.

In the absence of those things, healthy neurobiological brain development does not occur. That is true of human beings, and many animals as well.


Cheers,
Ian