Sleep talking

At that point in her life, she didn’t greet anyone or acknowledge being spoken to at all; yet, she has been actively taught these social expectations over the past three years and is still learning.

(She is five years old in this panel.)

Our resident philosopher 

Here, at the age of five, Frances asks a question that probably would make others uncomfortable to some degree — this query and the words that follow are examples of typical conversation: a question is posed, there is no waiting for an answer before speaking again. (I think the question itself lines up with her interest in the idea of consciousness and what it could mean.)