• Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 03
    Bonding and the Prefrontal Cortices
    bonding, brain, brain development, human potential
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    Our prefrontal cortices are where the higher human values of love, compassion and empathy are created and held. This newer brain, only 40,000 years old, has been designed by Nature to regulate and modify the older, ancient structures of the animal brain, some of which are millions of years old. However, without the full development of the prefrontal cortices through a nurturing and safe environment for the mother and child, the prefrontal cortices cannot fully develop. This lack of development of the newer brain is how violence is passed down from generation to generation. The newer brain has yet to be stabilized through evolution and Nature as yet.