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The Emotional Brain - Joseph Ledoux (Paperback)

The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

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Barcode
9780684836591
Department
Books
Released
27 Mar 1998
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Joseph Ledoux
Subtitle
The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
384
Dimensions
235 x 165 x 25mm (476g)

Annotation

Examines emotions and psychological disorders from a biological perspective, analyzing what emotions are, how they operate in the brain, and how they influence everyday lives

Summary

What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive.

One of the principal researchers profiled in Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, LeDoux is a leading authority in the field of neural science. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions -- mechanisms that are only now being revealed.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Neuropsychology
Library Subject 1
Emotions; Physiological aspects.
Library Subject 2
Neuropsychology.
Academic Subject 1
Neuropsychology
Academic Subject 2
Emotions
Dewey Classification
152.4

Author Bio

LeDoux, Joseph: - Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. He has been awarded both a Merit Award and a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as grants from the National Science Foundation and the American Heart Association. He lives in New York City.