Early in life, a child learns to feel comfort when they see the familiar face of their mother.
Using a machine learning platform called tensorFlow, I have taught Noodle to recognize the face of myself, his daddies, and the form of his favorite stuffed animals!
Whether or not Noodle sees something he is familiar with at any given point in time will effect his temperament.
If NoodleFeet is not in the presence of anyone he recognizes, he will enter the "not the mama" state; with associated behaviors.
If NoodleFeet sees the face of one of his family members, he will enter a "safe" state; with associated behaviors.