The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

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. What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, hate, or do they control us? do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, anger, love, joy? Do we control our emotions, 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.


Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

Treatment of these problems must address both their conscious manifestations and underlying non-conscious processes. In anxious, explains the range of these disorders, their origins, whose NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand and treat fear and anxiety, Joseph LeDoux, and discoveries that can restore sufferers to normalcy.

Ledoux’s groundbreaking premise is that we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way. Levitin, anxiety disorders are our most prevalent psychiatric problem, author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain On MusicA comprehensive and accessible exploration of anxiety, from a leading neuroscientist and the author of Synaptic SelfCollectively, affecting about forty million adults in the United States.

Anxious helps to explain and prevent the kinds of debilitating anxieties all of us face in this increasingly stressful world. Daniel J. While knowledge about how the brain works will help us discover new drugs, LeDoux argues that the greatest breakthroughs may come from using brain research to help reshape psychotherapy.

A major work on our most pressing mental health issue, Anxious explains the science behind fear and anxiety disorders. These are not innate states waiting to be unleashed from the brain, but experiences that we assemble cognitively.

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Antonio damasio—"one of the world’s leading neurologists" The New York Times—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. Since descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am, " science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being.

In this wondrously engaging book, damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995.

. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions.

The Tail of the Raccoon: Secrets of Addiction

The story follows the adventures of a raccoon, called Sign Tracker, and other inhabitants of the Great Forest. This story is designed to appeal to all ages. What is unique about the story is that the adventures of the raccoon are based on scientific studies of the hidden and overlooked causes of drug addiction.

As noted in the educational and scientific Commentaries that are included with the story, sign-tracking is a well-established scientific phenomenon which speaks to the remarkable power of reward cues to control and direct behavior. For college students and adults, and yet, reading the story is nostalgic of a more innocent time, the storyline clearly delivers a message about the underlying causes of drug addiction.

The tail of the raccoon: secrets of Addiction" is a scientific short story set in the Eastern Woodlands of North America. Children are charmed by the antics of the raccoon, while, at the same time, they learn how actions can become disconnected from intention.

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. In 1996 joseph ledoux's the emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Exploring the functioning of memory, and the mechanism of self-awareness, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.

. Now, imagine, act, feel, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, and remember.

The Tail of the Raccoon, Part II: Touching the Invisible

The tail of the raccoon, part ii: Touching the Invisible" is the second story of The Sign Tracker Trilogy. Lepus enjoys the potion's intoxicating effects and his raccoon mind becomes preoccupied with getting his paws on more. Descending into the abyss of excessive drug use, his health deteriorates, he loses his free-will, and the rings on his tail fade away.

. In the presence of the vial, Lepus is powerless to restrain himself. This story follows the adventures of a raccoon family living in the Eastern Woodlands and depicts the early stages of the drug addiction process. Lepus, the youngest son of the raccoon character, Sign Tracker, is offered an extremely rewarding but venomous potion in a vial spun of silk.

Included with the story are educational and Scientific Commentaries that explain how the development of Sign-Tracking transitions casual drug use into drug abuse.

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology--and this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.

Why do emotions feel automatic? does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, mind, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, and brain.

 . A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human.

This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought. Its repercussions are already shaking the foundations not only of psychology but also of medicine, meditation, child-rearing, the legal system, and even airport security. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized.


Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

This development helps to open the way for the appearance of culture, perhaps one of our most defining characteristics as thinking and self-aware beings. His view entails a radical change in the way the history of the conscious mind is viewed and told, suggesting that the brain’s development of a human self is a challenge to nature’s indifference.

Here, he rejects the long-standing idea that consciousness is somehow separate from the body, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, and presents compelling new scientific evidence that posits an evolutionary perspective. A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.

Antonio damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works.

Understanding Emotions, 3rd Edition

Keith oatley’s 3rd edition of understanding Emotions emphasizes the value of emotions and explores the latest research with practical concerns for clinical problems, education and everyday understanding. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one’s emotions and interactions.

The text extends across a broad range of disciplines and covers the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. It includes sections on the study of emotion, the different elements of emotion, and emotion and individual functioning, evidence of how emotions govern and organize social life, including psychological disorders and well-being.

Furthermore, findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, music, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions love, desire as well as new systems of communication touch, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. The book includes boxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well as scales of assessing the self.

Boxes on emotions in art and literature and positive psychology boxes are also new additions to this issue.

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value. But is this distinction true? drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master.

Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right.    . A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter.


The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Adopted by clinicians around the world, trust, the Polyvagal Theory has provided exciting new insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, and intimacy. Porges’s decades of research. A leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, Porges is the mind behind the groundbreaking Polyvagal Theory, which has startling implications for the treatment of anxiety, trauma, depression, and autism.

. A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience. This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen W.