A thousand days of wonder: a scientist's chronicle of his daughter's developing mind

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A father's intimate look at his daughter's developing mind from birth to age three Unlike any other time in our lives, we remember almost nothing from our first three years. As infants, not only are we like the proverbial blank slate but our memories are like teflon: nothing sticks. In this beautifully written account of his daughter's first three years, Charles Fernyhough combines his vivid observations with a synthesis of developmental theory, re-creating what that time, lost to the memory of adults, is like from a child's perspective. In A Thousand Days of Wonder, Fernyhough, a psychologist and novelist, attempts to get inside his daughter's head as she acquires all the faculties that make us human, including social skills, language, morality, and a sense of self. Written with a father's tenderness and a novelist's empathy and style, this unique book taps into a parent's wonder at the processes of psychological development.
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table_of_contents It's like this : remembering a beginning -- Preconceptions : life before birth -- Blooming, buzzing : first impressions of the newborn -- Those driven things : coming to know the people who shared her world -- Who's playing that piano? : acting, reacting, and gaining control -- Closing the circle : object lessons -- Where's the bear? : a word for everything -- Um-- language and thought -- All by myself : emerging from the mirror -- The shining thread : a self that endures -- Believe me : telling the truth about other minds -- It's about a little mouse : the story of story -- The young Doctor Who : adventures in time and space -- Lightning ridge is falling down : a portrait of the artist -- If you go to the sea of life, be sure to wear your armbands : love and loss -- Where it takes you : casting into the future.
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title A thousand days of wonder : a scientist's chronicle of his daughter's developing mind
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