• My plea to educators and parents is that they should give some thought to the nature of the brain of a child, for the brain is a living mechanism, not a machine. In case of breakdown, it can substitute one of its parts for the function of another. But it has its limitations. It is subject to inexorable change with the passage of time.

    Wilder Penfield, Lamar Roberts (2014). “Speech and Brain Mechanisms”, p.257, Princeton University Press