• Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 02
    Bonding and the Brain
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    bonding, pregnancy, brain, brain development, model imperative
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    The nurturing environment of the mother’s womb during pregnancy allows for Nature’s imperative to unfold in the form of a fully developed frontal brain, the prefrontal cortices will only develop fully if the nurturing bond between mother and child is unbroken during the first year. This is not a conscious process to be controlled by the mother or child, but a biological process of DNA responding to the environment to build neural structures and brain-heart connections needed to thrive or survive.