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WINGS #29-16 This Is Your Brain on Mom

Mothering (by mothers and others) is the root of all giving


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Length: 0:28:40
Uploaded: 6 Nov, 2016

Recording Date: 6 Nov, 2016
Recording Location: Toronto, Denman Island
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #29-16 Gift Mothering by Genevieve Vaughan and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #29-16 This Is Your Brain on Mom
Description: Talk by Genevieve Vaughan at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Genevieve Vaughan's 2015 book is titled The Gift in the Heart of Language: The Maternal Source of Meaning. Other works include For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, Free/Not Free, and the anthology Women and the Gift Economy. Cameo from video of neurobiologist Dr. Allan Schore is included in the speech.

Credits: Recorded and produced by Frieda Werden. Photo from "Why kindness is the key to the new economy" by Genevieve Vaughan:
Thanks to MIRCI - Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement for permission to record.


Health > Food and Nutrition
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Type: Weekly Program

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