Orbital frontal cortex and attachment

Childhood Development Specialist Marcy Axness, PhD, shares advice for parents on how attachment can help to develop your child's brain's OFC
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Orbital frontal cortex and attachment

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We have this part of our brains that sits right behind our eye and it's called the orbital frontal cortex, OFC for short. It really is the part of us that gives us the skills of being human. It is the seed of our empathy. It's the seed of our autobiographical memory. It is how I can read other people's signals. When you hear about other people who is a people person, that person has a healthy OFC. It's how I imbue intellectual material with emotional features. It's the human being success center, is what I call it. The way that a child's OFC gets developed most robustly has nothing to do with any gadgetry that parents can buy; and it certainly doesn't have to do with a video series named after a certain scientist. It has to do with the face-to-face, eye-to-eye, skin-to-skin contact between parents and care providers and baby. Only a few. There can't be too large of a rotation or things go awry. So the company that used to make this went out of business; which breaks my heart. I wish every baby had a onsie like this. It reminds parents that who they are is being downloaded by their baby.

Childhood Development Specialist Marcy Axness, PhD, shares advice for parents on how attachment can help to develop your child's brain's OFC

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Marcy Axness, PhD

Childhood Development Specialist

Marcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and a member of their expert panel. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education, Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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