The brain’s earliest wiring for relationships occurs in the limbic system. The amygdala receives and integrates the emotional information that comes in from interactions with caregivers. The hippocampus stores those emotional experiences. Emotional memories stay in the limbic system. Even when infants cannot actively remember or discuss an emotional memory, that memory has an ongoing effect on that infant’s behavior and development.
Attachments and the Role of the Caregiver
- November 13, 2017