Identity building codes – Neuroscience and Montessori

Elizabeth Fassa, M.Ed,  (Brazil) Psychologist, educator, TIES Alumna

All our life we receive subliminal codes from our environment: codes of behavior, codes of feeling, statements on how one must be to be a boy or a girl… However, these codes are decoded in a very peculiar way by each person. Twin children growing up in the same family, receiving similar codes, will be similar in some ways, but very different in others. This seminar will consider how a person choose (unconsiously) the codes to build his/her own identity. It will also explore how these choices are related to genetics and structure and physiology of the brain; and how they are related to the affective bonds, life experiences and environment. We will also address how they are integrated to build identity.