My niece, Miss Carmen Lee Thornhill =)
Side note: Two theories as to why we don’t remember anything as infants…
- The hippocampus, which is the part of our brain responsible for tying fragments of information together to form memories, may not start doing this work at such an early age because it’s too complex for a baby that’s just trying to figure out how the world works.
- Without language, we can’t have recorded thoughts, and without recorded thoughts, we can’t form memories. I like this one – nice and simple. And it would also explain why Ildefonso, the man without words until the age of 27, can’t remember anything before he finally realized that “everything has a name.”