Memory, Emotion, and Art

In my exploration on memory and its affects on self-identity, I have discovered that researchers believe that the most profound brain-altering communication is triggered by those mental and physical (and sometimes nonverbal) responses in relationships.

A Current In the Mind, 16″ x 16″ x 3″, Mixed media collage

 In The Developing Mind, Daniel Siegel uses the phrase “ the feeling of being felt.” The bottom line is that through our relationships, beginning with one primary person at birth, the mental circuits responsible for memory, emotion, and self-awareness are altered. They are triggered by deep emotions through facial expression, physical touch, posture, pace, tone of voice. So what begins at birth becomes a life-long pattern.




Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

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