Beyond AdolescenceDreaming an undeveloped intelligencesTheme:adolescence, innate intelligence, brain development, cultureSummaryTranscript
My proposal is that there is this incredible intelligence, power, force, which we can say expresses itself in an evolutionary fashion which is always there to move on us, to wean us away from the lower structures into that highest of all structure. And the reward system? Here in this limbic structure. Here in this emotional cognitive system and its direct connections with the heart. So what evolution must do is wean us from seeking our rewards in all these intellectual plays with the physical system and show us that there are incredible awards even greater than that in this totally unknown open potential system, and then that is where evolution would achieve its greatest end.