Survival Code – The Facts
I spoke last time about the Survival Code, a mixture of your genetic preferences inherited from your parents and beyond and the learned responses from life experiences.
I want to expose some of the neurological events that make this important for you to know about.
When we are born our nervous system is nowhere near finished in its development. In fact of all the mammals on the planet, neurologically, humans are born about 16-18 months too early. But there is a real reason for this.
Human neurology places much more attention on the experiential side of neurological training than does other animal neurology. We use life experience as a way of learning how to survive the long term. Animals on the other hand put more emphasis on immediate survival. So they walk within minutes of being born because they don’t need to learn anything new about walking.
You might say that about humans too except that humans use the neurology of walking for many more things than just walking and become so nimble in our ability to move that we can do things with our bodies that most animals cannot.
Our neurological functions learn to be more integrated and intricate than any other on the planet.
Let’s look quickly at the process we evolve through after birth.