The Emotional Life of your Brain

The Emotional Life of your Brain

How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-- and How You Can Change Them

Book - 2012
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In this book the author, a pioneer in brain research offers an entirely new model of our emotions, their origins, their power, and their malleability. For more than thirty years, the author has been at the forefront of brain research. Now he gives us an entirely new model for understanding our emotions, as well as practical strategies we can use to change them. He has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention. Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain chemistry that underlies each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. And, finally, he provides strategies we can use to change our own brains and emotions if that is what we want to do. By giving us a new and useful way to look at ourselves, we can develop a sense of well-being, and live more meaningful lives.
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781594630897
1594630895
Branch Call Number: 152.4 Dav
Characteristics: xviii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Begley, Sharon 1956-

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bluehydrangea
Jul 30, 2015

The story of the science so far from a pioneer in this field. The very last chapter shows you what you can do with the evidence (if you want to do anything; you may be thrilled with your style...) - it relies on you giving honest answers to the questions asked in the first chapters; these help to reveal your own emotional style, as well as raise awareness of the styles of others. Most of the experiments recounted here - in the middle section - are fascinating and make for thought-provoking reading.

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jameshuangyeo
Dec 16, 2012

I m now away in Asia until 24 Dec 2012. I want to loan the Emotional Life, so kindly advise please
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