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Posted by gardenergirl on September 22, 2005, at 1:02:58

In reply to » GG » ...on neuologicals, #2, posted by 64bowtie on September 21, 2005, at 15:10:56

> I made a classic sophomoric mistake… I generalized, and I apologize… The corrected quote is that we have as many brain cells (neurons) in our STOMACH and INTESTINES as in our brain at birth…

Okay, I'm going to need a reference for this before I can accept it. Neurons by definition are cells in the nervous system. The stomach and intestine are not in the nervous system, although there are ganglia from the parasympathetic nervous system within certain organs and alongside others. It's not correct to call these "brain cells", although calling the components of ganglia "neurons" would be correct.

And considering how much synaptic pruning goes on in the brain in the first two years, and yet we still have billions of neurons in the brain and even more glia cells, it just doesn't make sense that there is even ROOM for that many cells in the stomach and intestines at birth or otherwise.
> Operating as children when we are grown-ups is very unwise… We have so many more reflections that the approaching and avoiding can getting confusing… Whereas, as adults, we have much advanced memory management tools wired in at puberty, allowing much finer scrutiny of the information coming our way…

True. But it's not an either/or premise. It's not either you are acting as a child or an adult.

>When you share something here...

Please don't post identifying information even if I have posted it elsewhere myself.

>I do this automatically, and couldn’t have mustered any of it up as a child… As a child I lacked the wiring…

Well, that and you didn't know me then.

But however did you remember your mother's image as a child if you lacked the wiring to form it?





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