The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

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The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog It is amazing, ridiculous, and sometimes scary how the brain deals with trauma. It is also ludicrous to believe that your environment and how you are treated are not always believed to strongly affect children. The first story in this book is a very moving one. I thought it interesting and appropriate that that was his first child patient. One of the helpful people in this book that stood out to me was Mama P. Her intuitive knowledge of her "babies" is amazing. To have the strength and patience to bring in and care for a child like Robert is beautiful. I would love to meet and learn from someone like that. One particular situation that I enjoyed learning about was the first hand count of…show more content…
By educating his classmates, he enabled them to help Peter. This bit of information will now stick with me forever. I saw the neuroscience perspective. Looking at the brain in a "use-dependent" matter makes perfect sense to us now, but this concept was not thought of in the past. Neural systems that are used become more dominant and vice versa. It is easy to see the application when working with traumatized children. I think that is good to know about how the brain
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