How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
  • How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
  • How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
ISBN: 1328915433
EAN13: 9781328915436
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 13, 2018
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind

Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. 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--ans this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.

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. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. 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. 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 Read More chevron_right

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