The sound-object: A hypothesis about prenatal auditory experience and memory

@article{Maiello1995TheSA,
  title={The sound-object: A hypothesis about prenatal auditory experience and memory},
  author={S. Maiello},
  journal={Journal of Child Psychotherapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={23-41}
}
  • S. Maiello
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Psychotherapy
  • Abstract The exploration of the area of possible prenatal experience suggests that the sound of the mother's voice, alternating with silence, may give the child a proto-experience of both presence and absence. This experience may, on the one hand, give rise to primitive defensive reactions and, on the other, become the basis for the constitution of a prenatal proto-object with sound qualities called tentatively ‘sound-object’. The hypothesis is made that this object could be connected with the… CONTINUE READING
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