With Corrected Video Links

19 September, 2014


Congratulations on an extraordinary post, one tht brings academia (abstractions) into the real (sensory) world.

Helping your readers appreciate that Social is Sensory, it would be important to show our two-minute video that dramatizes the importance of MOVEMENT EARLY DEVELOPMENT, that obviously begins before birth, and how affectionate touch, movement and play affect brain-behavioral development, specifically the prevention of VIOLENCE; and permits playful interaction between adult primates that was not possible before surgery in the video. This finding secures the foundation for spontaneous play behavior that you so rightly emphasized on your websites. The nine-minute video is a wonderful overview to this research.

Dr’s. Bill Mason and Gershon Bersken also studied infant monkeys reared in isolation but they added a surprising variable. Some of the surrogate mothers, a fur-wrapped Clorox bottle with a pie pan attached to the bottom, could move and others were stationary. A rod was placed through the Clorox bottle which could be moved by a cam operated device or it was bolted to the floor. That one simple change, adding movement had a tremendous impact. The infants reared on the moving surrogate did not develop the broad range of emotional-social psychopathology that had been so well described in isolation reared monkeys.

This is the critical impotence and power of affectionate touch and movement. It changes the brain for a lifetime and that positive change expresses for generations.

Many thanks for all you have done.

James W. Prescott, PhD.

Please share these videos. MM