chapter  1
HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATION WITH SELF AND OTHER IN INFANCY? PART 1
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A "package" of changing internal affect-laden state changes and external tactile, visual, olfactory, and auditory perceptions repeated with the same person or similarly enough with more than one caregiver becomes for the neonate a familiar re-creation, a memory map, a pre symbolic nonverbal story (Damasio, 1999) or "scene" (Edelman, 1992) that we believe is experienced as an emergent sense of self. Bucci offers a similar accounting: "The chunking of continuous representations into prototypic images based on equivalence of structure, or function, or association in time and place may occur across as well as within modalities ...