In all social communication, emotion comes before thought, and is a two-way process. This is illustrated by the way babies and children develop and learn by watching their mothers, and the emotional interplay between them, or the interplay between musicians or actors and their audience.


Charles Young

In all acts of perception and communication, emotion comes first and thought second. An intriguing scientific argument for this proposition has been proposed in a recent book, The First Idea, by Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker,...

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