The term “Neuroception” describes how neural circuits distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life threatening. Neuroception explains why a baby coos at a caregiver but cries at a stranger, or why a toddler enjoys a parent’s embrace but views a hug from a stranger as an assault.
The love of my life (my trouble and strife) thinks that she has heightened neuroception and that I have none at all. I’m almost sure that she has virtually none and that my neuroception is loads better than hers.
Guess what our ‘conversations’ are like.