Posted by Vanessa
on September 04, 2000 at 17:05:06:
It must be approaching midnight but I can't sleep. I'm still reading all the material Drummond gave me. Take a look at this
"Research on language acquisition has shown that the size of a toddler's vocabulary is directly related to the frequency of his exposure to live language. (J. Huttenlocher, Univ. of Chicago). Language has to be live to aid vocabulary and sentence complexity. (Sharon Begley, Newsweek, 1997). Knowledge about infant brain development has profound implications for the neonate’s environment. The environment should be a natural one, free of artificial devices that provide inappropriate stimulation which adversely affects neurotransmitter signals. As one example, television, it is perceived as noise accompanied by rapidly changing patterns and bright colours which the immature brain is unable to interpret. Exposed to unnatural stimuli, particularly television, can have deleterious effects on developing brains. In cases of strong right lateral preferences the deficits can be very severe, even resulting in the full spectrum of autistic disorders."
Drummond's theory is completely new, it doesn't conform to anything I've every heard before, but it's accompanied by several pages of supporting references. I'm going to continue reading, I might post again tonight. I told Drummond this message board is proof of his prior claim to his discovery, but he pointed out that it could disappear without a trace. I hope some of you are making files of all this, I am, it's the least we can do.