Well if we want to think about a way of getting a taste of that kind of baby consciousness as adults,
I think the best thing is think about cases where we're put in a new situation that we've never been in before --
when we fall in love with someone new, or when we're in a new city for the first time.
And what happens then is not that our consciousness contracts, it expands,
so that those three days in Paris seem to be more full of consciousness and experience than all the months of being a walking, talking, faculty meeting-attending zombie back home.
And by the way, that coffee, that wonderful coffee you've been drinking downstairs, actually mimics the effect of those baby neurotransmitters.
So what's it like to be a baby? It's like being in love in Paris for the first time after you've had three double-espressos.
That's a fantastic way to be, but it does tend to leave you waking up crying at three o'clock in the morning.
Now it's good to be a grownup. I don't want to say too much about how wonderful babies are.
It's good to be a grownup. We can do things like tie our shoelaces and cross the street by ourselves.
And it makes sense that we put a lot of effort into making babies think like adults do.
But if what we want is to be like those butterflies, to have open-mindedness, open learning, imagination, creativity, innovation,
maybe at least some of the time we should be getting the adults to start thinking more like children.