Caregivers help a baby's brain to maintain allostasis

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A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 52 is:

These actions help the baby’s brain maintain its body budget, so her internal systems operate efficiently and she stays alive and healthy.

See these references.[1]


  1. Atzil, Shir, Wei Gao, Isaac Fradkin, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2018. "Growing a Social Brain." Nature Human Behavior 2 (9): 624–636.