WHY WE TALK
Why We TalkThe Theorem: Solves One the Oldest Mysteries!
Sounds obvious. Why we talk, I mean a child could figure that one out right? The answer is so obviously simple; we talk to communicate, right?
Well not really, while that is most certainly a nice additive to the equation it is not the primary motivation. Just ask anyone worth their weight in salt within the field of psychology and they will likely tell you the same thing. They will tell you that we do not really know the true organic motivation to why we talk. Oh they have theories that are passed around like an old bottle of rum at a pirate’s reunion. But in all actuality, no one really knew the answer. Until now.
Those who said, “You are talking just to hear yourself talk” were closer to the true motivation of why we talk than anyone could have imagined. To understand why this is true we have to return to a place and time where sound literally meant life and silence death; at least our perception of death.
Through a series of misinterpretations experienced by the developing fetal brain, due to its underdeveloped memory capacity, the fetus connects the positive effects of sound with a positive devolvement cycle full of pain killing neurochemicals such as dopamine; the Euphoric Cycle. In contrast silence is associated with the more painful and horrific Fist Fear Cycle. Later in the pregnancy the association and misinterpretation deepens as the fetus overstates the importance of its interdependence role with its host; the mother. Through a comprehensive series of carefully crafted intrauterine changes, the strengthening fetal memory falsely connects the rate and speed of the mother’s heartbeat with the onslaught of the painful episodes of independent fetal breathing.
While too complex to develop in this short space, ultimately the connection is made. The connection graduates into hope and life, as the fetus is a captive audience listening for any sound that will represent a change from this painful First Fear Cycle; the death of its host and of itself. While its connection is inaccurate and based on a misinterpretation, the net result for the fetus is extensive auditory fine tuning within the developing brain.
Later in life the infant realizes that external sources of sound are not consistent or reliable. The infant ingeniously learns to predictably harvest its own sound. Ultimately there is not a more reliable way for the child to offset this subconscious fear of silence/ death than to generate their own sounds; to speak. Later this connection will graduate and become even more effective as it learns the basics of language and the empowerment this brings. But the base motivation is established and never falters; offsetting the fear of death and the entire of painful intrauterine events that it experienced, each time it mutters a sound or word.
In the case of autism however, this fetus never makes this connection of sound to life. With its premature accelerated memory yielding the ability to undertake a form of primitive learning it is not subject to this fetal misinterpretation. It quickly realizes that the speed of its hosts heartbeat is just one variable among many, and not a very reliable one at that, it can utilize to predict the onset of the painful episodes of independent fetal breathing; our perception of death. Indeed for this fetus counting its mothers steps and knowing her schedule is a more reliable indicator. Therefore it has no interest in listening to the mother’s heartbeat throughout the long hours of the night, thus forgoing essential auditory programing and neuronal fine tuning. As one would imagine this programming deficit is especially profound in regards to the bass that mimics the mother’s heartbeat. Therefore later during infancy and childhood this can make hearing loud noises, including those deep bass sounds, a traumatic experience for the child with autism. Lack of conformity to the behavioral model obviously leaves motivation for speech essentially nonexistent or greatly reduced; depending on the degree of conformity to the model or lack thereof.
From the high-pitched melody of a pop singer’s voice to the deep bass of a cars boom box, nothing happens by accident when it comes to our love of sound and the need to be heard. Don’t expect to gain full value from this brief summation however, as key pieces of the model are missing. Therefore it is essential to read this entire breakthrough discovery in order to fully savor the sweet sounds of enlightenment!