Yet again we have further reinforcement that it is quality attachment & relating that provides a rich arena for the development of human intelligence and creativity. Tradition, culture, personal involvement, continuous learning, exploration and team work along with learning about others enhance the inner world of imagination. I am a firm believer that limited gratification also helps trigger the need for parent child interactive reciprocity. Together, they activate the desire to create images, formulate thoughts, design objects, and create circumstances to satisfy the endless flow of a child's curiosity.
The pleasure is mutual and so it goes on.
Human Creativity May Have Evolved as a
Way for Parents to Bond With Their Children
The researchers do concede that some tourism is related to courtship, and not just "honeymoon" tourism and that it often involves art, creativity, storytelling, humor, wit, music, fantasy, and morality as part of the attractions. The team argues, however, that "The brain circuitry involved in both the generation of, and response to, these traits was selected for because it enabled parents to increase their fitness by increasing their ability to influence their offspring." The human brain increased in size through evolution as cultural traditions accumulated over numerous generations. "Traditions can last much longer than a generation or two and that the massive accumulation of traditional behavior is unique to our species as is the large brain," the team concludes.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2010)