Katie V.: "In layman's speak, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2... confirms what I claimed yesterday."<quoted text>
"The subplate is defined as a transient zone below the cortical plate and above the intermediate zone in the developing cortex (Bystron et al. 2008). It was first described in the human cortex (Kostović & Molliver, 1974) and then in the fetal macaque (Rakic, 1977), carnivores (Luskin & Shatz, 1985) and rat (Rickmann et al. 1977). Marin-Padilla (1971) described the splitting of the earliest postmitotic cortical layer, the primordial plexiform zone, into the marginal zone and subplate in carnivores, a finding that was subsequently confirmed with birthdating studies by Luskin & Shatz (1985)."
"Indeed, the subplate and cortical plate continue to generate spontaneous network activity dependent on the depolarizing action of GABA until shortly after birth in the human (Vanhatalo et al. 2005). The significance of this precocious development amongst a group of neurons deep in the subplate remains obscure at present. Further investigations of the gene expression, cell types and connectivity of the subcompartments within the large human subplate are required."
In layman's speak, this confirms what I claimed yesterday. The fetal brain, during development, does not process any internal/external messages and cannot send/receive messages regarding pain or feelings. IOW, the fetus is unaware of itself and surroundings. Is unknowing and unknown no matter how you try to romanticize fetal development or personify it by transferring your own experiences onto it. Your complete fetal focus to the exclusion of the woman pregnant with it is what's unrealistic.
You are so layman that you don't realize it does not comfirm what you said yesterday.