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Imprinting means that you're more likely to prefer to use one circuit over another.

I think it's more of a loose metaphor than an accurate model. I don't think it's necessarily linear, and you get some fine examples of kookiness and paranoia when people don't imprint the higher circuits usefully.

But I also think you need either wacky brain chemistry or living examples of people who can take you to higher brain circuits. If your environment doesn't support that, you'll grow up crippled.

It's a bit like Chinese foot binding, but cultural.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 08:16:09 AM EST
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