HOW IMPORTANT ARE OUR EARLY EXPERIENCES?

Konrad Lorenz studied the attachment behaviour of geese by splitting a clutch of eggs into two. Half were left to hatch with their mother & the other half were kept in an incubator & saw Lorenz as the first moving object when they hatched.

The naturally hatched baby goslings followed their mother, while the incubator hatched ones followed Lorenz, wherever he went, whatever he did. Even when both sets of goslings mixed, they separated to join their mother or Lorenz.

He named this imprinting (FYI this is not the same as in the Twilight books, for any fans 😂)

Are his findings relevant today?

Can they be applied to humans/ human life?