Associative Processing Breaking Down
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jean Healy, in Endangered Minds, described how the associative capacity of children is breaking down. They cannot hold one idea and connect its meaning to another or sequence of ideas, an obvious capacity developed by the brain in response to storytelling. Children are unable to imagine the logical sequence of ideas or consequences. Every event becomes an isolated, now you see it now you don’t affair, not unlike television commercials. This diminished capacity impacts one’s ability to build up a body of knowledge of a particular subject. Recent information can be mimicked. Long term retention does not stick. All of this is the natural and predicted result of fully and appropriately nurturing each stage of development in its proper sequence compounded by technological counterfeits of process the brain is designed to produce internally.