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After learning a language -Why can't anyone go back and narrate what and how one experienced during the first year?

It will be interesting to explore the reasons that fill the "gap of inability" between the most efficient language learning phase and "culture bound listening phase" as Patricia says . After learning a language what prevents one to go back and bring insights, describe from that efficient learning phase in one's life. Being convinced that these insights / description once known will be objectively measurable as well. It seems the challenge in using MEG has a bias. Thus - what are those factors that prevent one to go back and recall the baby experiences while a language gets learnt - it may add new vocabulary or use existing words in a new perspective to share with others.


Closing Statement from Charan Singh

Thank you all - the spectrum of responses - from Ed Schulte, Natasha Nikulina, Casey to Adriaan Braam- brought amazing insights on this theme. My question and replies were driven by the knowledge I acquired through some, available to humanity, core sources of Wisdom that are little explored - though seems extremely beneficial for solving our current problems. The reason to ask this question was to further explore and find equivalent knowledge terms that can be commonly understood by all. Must say I tried exploring ,not missing even a small reference about " The Word" and how little we know about The Word that manifests through language as our World. Interestingly, I learnt about a Oneness frequency C132/A 432 Hrz that further led me to a great related article link http://www.jwmt.org/v1n4/readlight.html and another book title: P.D.Ouspensky - The Fourth Way, that accepts and addresses to the question asked here " why one doesn't remember and how can one develop that memory that remembers everything " Present day Science or pedagogy - sorry to state, addresses or knows only about two dimensions of that memory that inherits the potential to be developed into four. It is not about religion or faith or worshiping - it is purely about the knowledge accessible to mankind that can be gained through - easy to make observations, experiments not subjective experiences, comparisons, analysis - and using all other tools a scientific mind would use or prefer to use.

I remain indebted to all who participated and shared their valuable inputs on this thread. Thank you.

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    Mar 4 2013: The key here is the concept of repetition. In a cognitive psych class I'm taking this semester I learn that our brain tends to discard unnecessary information. We tend to retain only those thing what are useful to survival and those that we remember through "repetition". For example, we still remember numbers and letters because we have subconsciously and consciously repeated it to ourself over a billion times and still do. Every operation, every task involving this is a repetition.
    However if we do not access that those particular chunks of memory, then the brain deems it useless and it begins to fade away. Lets take the SAT for example. I learnt so many new words for the SAT. And I dont think I have or will ever use most of these words. Probably ina year from now I wont be able to recall a single one? Maybe if you read it out to me, I might remember because of similarity, maybe i wont.
    Also the general sense of social logic. Socially speaking, if we were go randomly go to say a market and when someone says hi, turn around and scream "go go daaa da" or something, they would think Im crazy! Well so as we become a "part" or society and "grow up" we also learn the language of society. Society has its own set of mutually understood norms of not only behavior, but also of speech. And thus, even though babies remember so many words and they do understand phonetics and grammar, we tend to forget the unused parts of that speech.
    • Mar 6 2013: It seems Repetition is critical in the phase after first year where language piece has been learnt. If repetition was the important in the first year - one would have remembered how and what one did before learning language - the prime question.
      Interesting !! "the brain deems it useless and it begins to fade away" - it seems with the associative memory the faded memory can be recalled as well if one focuses deep. What to do you think?
      As rightly stated - "Societal norms" impose an inability to explore the most efficient learning phase of one's life. Do you agree?
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        Mar 7 2013: Well it could probably be recalled but we will have to have exceptional recall abilities. And we may no always be able to recall because if unused those neurons that access that part of the memory mat no longer exist.
        Now heres a weird paradox. It is said that every time u recall a situation you slightly change your memory of it!
        Think about how that could affect things?
        Yep, societal norms are one of the greatest factors that our learning and memory. Because it influences what we consider to be "important" and what what we consider to be "insignificant".
        • Mar 8 2013: "we will have to have exceptional recall abilities" Excellent -promising -Thanks Sidh, for a moment without learning , going deep into studying neurons - you and I and all of us have come through this phase - how can one go back, how can one have that exceptional ability that - what is external to us -has covered us with? This "weird paradox" as applicable to the acquired knowledge through language - not to the Core competences. Social norms, economic, physical realities, are all part of the external that has defined us- covered us, No problem !! the point seems to be aware of - the covered, and what got covered and how?

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