Important quotes

  1. “This right orbito-frontal region, along with other areas of the middle prefrontal cortex, serves the vital integrative function of coordinating social communication, empathic attunement, emotional regulation, registration of bodily state, stimulus appraisal (the establishment of value and meaning of representations), and autonoetic consciousness. These exciting convergent findings suggest a preliminary view of how early emotional relationships shape self-knowledge and the capacity to integrate a coherent state of mind with respect to attachment. ” Siegel, Daniel J.. The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (p. 124). Guilford Publications.

2. “At another extreme are children who experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse and develop disorganized/ disoriented attachments. In studies of these high-risk, parentally maltreated infants, disorganized attachment was found in about seventy percent of samples; in one such study, in the context of home intervention, the rate was fifty-five percent. 209 In this setting, a child experiences fear or terror of the attachment figure, not just loss of the ability in the moment to use the attachment figure as an orienting, soothing haven of safety.” Siegel, Daniel J.. The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (pp. 134-135).