The attentional spotlight in adults seems more like an attentional lantern for babies. Instead of experiencing a single aspect of their world and shutting down everything else they seem to be vividly experiencing everything at once. Their brains are soaked in cholinergic transmitters, with few inhibitory transmitters to allay their effects. And their brains, as well as minds, are dramatically plastic, profoundly open to new possibilities.
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