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  •  Yet 'magical thinking' is also a (7+ / 0-)

    development stage of the brain in early childhood (3-7). We transition to the ability to reliably distinguish between imagination and reality.  Companion stage is 3-5 when a child asks 300 -400 questions a day. They learn all kinds of things (there are MANY shades of the primary colors...). Most importantly, how to question. That answering a question usually raises another one.

    I cringe at the idea of what happens to a brain that gets early religious indoctrination and is reprimanded when ever it asks questions about that subject. I am thinking it is a path to becoming a person who has little or no awareness of self.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 02:49:52 AM PST

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    •  There are children who never ask why. (6+ / 0-)

      And they generally can't explain how something happened. I think it's a faulty processing function.
      When we ask how a mistake happened, they offer some explanation because they know it is expected, but if one pays close attention, one notices the explanation doesn't match. I think we sometimes dismiss these responses as lying or efforts to deceive when, in fact, they are signs that some people don't know how or why.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:24:49 AM PST

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      •  All kinds of variations on the mythical 'norm'. (4+ / 0-)
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        Haven't run across this specific dysfunction for children. Spending more time on politics than other areas I prefer. A kid who never asks why... that is sad.

        Neuroscience has discovered more new information in the last 20 years than in all previous history thanks to new technology. The processing to make good use of it is slow.

        Why questions especially would normally originate from R brain. Combined answers are L. Poor development of the connecting corpus callosum limits the ability to combine the R & L answers and formulate a complicated verbal answer. Faulty processing that could be structural, chemical, developmental, or a combination.

        I fantasize that someday kids will get safe evaluations on the various aspects so teachers and parents can best help their cognitive development.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 04:52:25 AM PST

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