Thursday, January 3, 2013
reflections on retinopathy of prematurity
I have joined a list for those who were premature infants. Do we have deficits in math skills because of something gone awry with our cerebral or visual cortex? Do we have problems with spatial orientation as well? I have had trouble with cardinal (or whatever they are called) directions. "Go to the southeast corner of ..." "meet me at such-and-such corner." Hmm. Anyway, these are questions that have followed many of us. How about touch? My problem with impatience and waiting for things might be sparked by not having any interaction in my first days on this planet in this body. Deprivation of touch is very significant to brain function, feelings of safety and security and attachment and trust.