<< Hand a brush to a Japanese or Chinese child and their brain shifts into
the same modality as is used for writing and language. A very different
experience for the non-asian child who is all prepared only to "make marks"
-- don't you think? That may be a difference to tak into account in
explaining the difference in skill. >>
I believe that point was the development of a skill common among those
people. I think any rational person would compare that with the similar skill
of making marks among our culture.