Skip to comments.Cuomo: Fetal Memory 'Shocking To So Many People"
Posted on 07/16/2009 2:10:07 PM PDT by WhiteCastle
A new study found that unborn babies may start to develop memories as early as thirty weeks into a pregnancy, but ABCs Good Morning America ignored the studys potential impact on the abortion debate, especially concerning late term abortion.
Reporter Sharyn Alfonsis July 15 segment covered the pivotal study without even mentioning abortion. Anchor Chris Cuomo attempted to broach the issue during a follow-up interview but fell short.
Alfonsi touted the study, Day by day, a fetus goes through remarkable changes. By 30 weeks, opening and closing their eyes. Making facial expressions. And now, a new study reveals, forming memories. Yep, barely three pounds, but already able to remember. For the study, researchers used a fetal monitor to make a buzzing sound against a mother's belly. The noise and vibrations startle the fetus and it typically reacts by moving. But with repeated applications of the buzzing the fetus learns its okay and does not have to react. And four weeks later, when the fetus is buzzed again, many don't react at all, because researchers say they now remember the sound.
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Well, they were so shocled they likely forgot to mention the issue of abortion/s
When I was studying psych in college, I had a GREAT developmental psychology professor. We asked her at one point about the fact that you can’t remember things and she said “oh that’s not true, I’m sure there are memories locked in your brain about being in your mother’s womb, and being born.” When asked why no one ever seemed to remember them, her first question was “and what words would you use to access the memory in your brain, seeing as how you didn’t have any language at that point?”
Of course, the left won’t humanize the unborn. If they did, they would reveal the monsters in the mirror.
EVERYBODY has had a dream of being underwater, in the dark, and breathing the water. It’s a common dream among human beings from when you were in your mother’s womb.
I have never had such a dream.
People construct private language in the absence of communication with other human beings. So your boy raised by wolves would still be able to form organized concepts and ideas and refer back to them in an organized fashion without being able to communicate them in a way others understood until he learned a common language. Language is used in communicating with the self all the time even if you think you aren’t using words.
I would guess the lack of memory of in utero activities or much activity before the age of three has more to do with the substantial neuron pruning that occurs between 18 mo and three years.
Merely for your consideration, I would offer that some of us remember scenes and sounds and senses like smell, without using language. I have very clear memories which date to before I turned two years old. I can claim that because of something that happened to me two months after turning two which are also very clear memories of a very negative type which left me with physical capabilities less than those of before I turned two. And there’s more, but that’s the stuff of other discussions.
“common dream among human beings”
I never had a dream like that, either. Maybe I’m not exactly human. Hmmmmm....
Even worse, people might stop supporting abortion.
I’ll bet you have, you just don’t remember it. I only had such dreams when I was very young, maybe < 7yo. And no. no adult put the idea in my head. I didn’t think about it or understand it until I became an adult.
I recall reading a very interesting study on birth and pre-birth memories that people are able to access under hyponsis. Traumatic stuff is remembered most clearly if I remember correctly.
Depends upon the level of trauma. The human mind has the miraculous ability to hide from consciousness—sometimes extremely well hidden—memories which would reignite horror or anguish unendurable. A little child’s mind when conronted with a helpless situation will pour back over memories of behavior and adult reaction to that behavior, seeking to understand what the child can do to manipulate/change the current stress. But this is not confined to just little ones. Adult females are known to do this same thing and often it leads to the ‘stockholm syndrome’ in marriage for children and spouse, and acutely in the abused wife conundrum.
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