Tag Archives: mother-infant interaction

The first of Tales

This is quite beautiful – and made me think of oriori  (other cultures have birth songs, too, but which are these again?)… “The first of tales is the most important tale of all. Though we never remember it, it is … Continue reading

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Emotional musicality in mother-infant vocal affect, and an acoustic study of postnatal depression

According to Louise Robb (little over a decade ago): “Studies of mother-infant interaction have, over the last twenty-five years, significantly altered our perception of infant capabilities, introducing concepts of innate capacities for perceiving human partners and their expressions, intersubjective motives … Continue reading

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Ethical relationships take time

“In a climate of ‘instantaneous time’, ‘frenzied families’ and ‘time-poor subjects’ where the fragility of bodies and social relations may be all too apparent, the conscious cultivation of slowness may be a salutary reminder of how our rhythms and routines have … Continue reading

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Attachment theory…

According to Margaret S. Stroebe and John Archer: “By the close of the last century, attachment theory had evolved into what Cassidy and Shaver (1999) described as “one of the broadest, most profound, and most creative lines of research in 20th-century psychology” (Cassidy & Shaver, … Continue reading

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‘Expressions of belonging: the effect of acculturation on the rhythm and harmony of mother-infant vocal interaction’

If you like Steiner’s thinking about rhythms at all, you’ll probably like this research, too. Maya Gratier explains that: “A sense of timing is as crucial in non-verbal communication as it is in verbal communication and, for the infant, lays … Continue reading

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