Science

The Emotional Brain

The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

Author: Joseph Ledoux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126380

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6195

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.
Psychology

The Emotional Brain

The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

Author: Joseph Ledoux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684836599

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 4366

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
Psychology

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

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

Author: Richard J. Davidson,Sharon Begley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452298881

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 5729

A pioneer in brain research outlines a blueprint for human emotions while sharing practical strategies for correcting unhealthy emotional styles, providing recommendations for areas ranging from everyday well-being to the treatments of such conditions as autism and depression. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Psychology

Descartes' Error

Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Author: Antonio Damasio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640138

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 4213

Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—"one of the world’s leading neurologists" (The New York Times)—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. 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.
Psychology

Anxious

Author: Joseph LeDoux

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780747683

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 5858

Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years? This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. He believes that fear and anxiety are not innate states, simply waiting to be unleashed in the brain. Rather they are assembled experiences, and that has huge implications for patients. By mapping brain circuits, LeDoux explains the origins of anxiety disorders and reveals discoveries that can restore sufferers to normality. As impressive as it is timely, Anxious is a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge research revolutionising the way we treat our most pressing mental health issue.
Psychology

Emotional Development

The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years

Author: L. Alan Sroufe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629928

Category: Psychology

Page: 263

View: 9195

Emotional Development presents the phases of early of emotional development and regulation.
Medical

The Cognitive-Emotional Brain

From Interactions to Integration

Author: Luiz Pessoa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019566

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 2278

The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain (and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere) shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging research, however, suggests that emotion interacts with cognition in the brain. In this book, Luiz Pessoa moves beyond the debate over functional specialization, describing the many ways that emotion and cognition interact and are integrated in the brain. The amygdala is often viewed as the quintessential emotional region of the brain, but Pessoa reviews findings revealing that many of its functions contribute to attention and decision making, critical components of cognitive functions. He counters the idea of a subcortical pathway to the amygdala for affective visual stimuli with an alternate framework, the multiple waves model. Citing research on reward and motivation, Pessoa also proposes the dual competition model, which explains emotional and motivational processing in terms of their influence on competition processes at both perceptual and executive function levels. He considers the broader issue of structure-function mappings, and examines anatomical features of several regions often associated with emotional processing, highlighting their connectivity properties. As new theoretical frameworks of distributed processing evolve, Pessoa concludes, a truly dynamic network view of the brain will emerge, in which "emotion" and "cognition" may be used as labels in the context of certain behaviors, but will not map cleanly into compartmentalized pieces of the brain.
Philosophy

Looking for Spinoza

Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Author: Antonio R. Damasio

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156028714

Category: Philosophy

Page: 355

View: 8299

Investigates the cerebral mechanisms behind emotions and feelings to explain the role between emotion, survival, and cultural accomplishment.
Psychology

Cognition and Emotion

Reviews of Current Research and Theories

Author: Jan de Houwer,Dirk Hermans

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136980946

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 8425

Emotions are complex and multifaceted phenomena. Although they have been examined from a variety of perspectives, the study of the interaction between cognition and emotion has always occupied a unique position within emotion research. Many philosophers and psychologists have been fascinated by the relationship between thinking and feeling. During the past 30 years, research on the relationship between cognition and emotion has boomed and so many studies on this topic have been published that it is difficult to keep track of the evidence. This book fulfils the need for a review of the existing evidence on particular aspects of the interplay between cognition and emotion. The book assembles a collection of state-of-the-art reviews of the most important topics in cognition and emotion research: emotion theories, feeling and thinking, the perception of emotion, the expression of emotion, emotion regulation, emotion and memory, and emotion and attention. By bringing these reviews together, this book presents a unique overview of the knowledge that has been generated in the past decades about the many and complex ways in which cognition and emotion interact. As such, it provides a useful tool for both students and researchers alike, in the fields of social, clinical and cognitive psychology.
Philosophy

The Emotional Brain Revisited

Author: Michael Heller,Joseph LeDoux,Jacek Debiec,Bartosz Brozek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788378860426

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

View: 922

The Emotional Brain Revisited tackles various issues at play in the current neuroscientific, psychological, and philosophical research on emotions. The book discusses such topics as the role of amygdala in the emergence of emotions, the place of the affect within the psychological construction of the agent, insights from the research on emotions in animals, and the relation between emotions, rationality, morality, and law. Furthermore, various conceptual controversies underlying the empirical studies on emotions are considered. [Subject: Philosophy, Psychology, Cognitive Science]
Psychology

Mind and Brain

Dialogues in Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521318532

Category: Psychology

Page: 449

View: 5915

Researchers in both the brain and the cognitive sciences are attempting to understand the mind. They should be natural allies, but neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists tend to work in isolation. Brain and Mind represents a pioneering attempt to bring them together. The editors' objective was to force scientists who are working on the same problem but from different perspectives to address each other. Through a series of written dialogues on four topics - attention, perception, memory, and emotion - leading researchers sought to discover similarities and differences in their varied approaches. The dialogues demonstrate compellingly that workers in neuroscience and cognition have much to gain by increasing their interactions across disciplinary boundaries. The eight main chapters are each detailed, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of the major methodological, theoretical, and empirical issues.
Psychology

Why We Feel

The Science of Human Emotions

Author: Victor S. Johnston

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 8198

Describes the impact of natural selection on our conscious feelings, and examines guilt, pride, and the appreciation of beauty
Neuropsychology

Synaptic Self

How Our Brains Become who We are

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780670030033

Category: Neuropsychology

Page: 406

View: 5134

Psychology

The Feeling Brain: The Biology and Psychology of Emotions

Author: Elizabeth Johnston,Leah Olson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709655

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2365

A reader-friendly exploration of the science of emotion. After years of neglect by both mainstream biology and psychology, the study of emotions has emerged as a central topic of scientific inquiry in the vibrant new discipline of affective neuroscience. Elizabeth Johnston and Leah Olson trace how work in this rapidly expanding field speaks to fundamental questions about the nature of emotion: What is the function of emotions? What is the role of the body in emotions? What are "feelings,” and how do they relate to emotions? Why are emotions so difficult to control? Is there an emotional brain? The authors tackle these questions and more in this "tasting menu" of cutting-edge emotion research. They build their story around the path-breaking 19th century works of biologist Charles Darwin and psychologist and philosopher William James. James's 1884 article "What Is an Emotion?" continues to guide contemporary debate about minds, brains, and emotions, while Darwin's treatise on "The Expression of Emotions in Animals and Humans" squarely located the study of emotions as a critical concern in biology. Throughout their study, Johnston and Olson focus on the key scientists whose work has shaped the field, zeroing in on the most brilliant threads in the emerging tapestry of affective neuroscience. Beginning with early work on the brain substrates of emotion by such workers such as James Papez and Paul MacLean, who helped define an emotional brain, they then examine the role of emotion in higher brain functions such as cognition and decision-making. They then investigate the complex interrelations of emotion and pleasure, introducing along the way the work of major researchers such as Antonio Damasio and Joseph LeDoux. In doing so, they braid diverse strands of inquiry into a lucid and concise introduction to this burgeoning field, and begin to answer some of the most compelling questions in the field today. How does the science of "normal" emotion inform our understanding of emotional disorders? To what extent can we regulate our emotions? When can we trust our emotions and when might they lead us astray? How do emotions affect our memories, and vice versa? How can we best describe the relationship between emotion and cognition? Johnston and Olson lay out the most salient questions of contemporary affective neuroscience in this study, expertly situating them in their biological, psychological, and philosophical contexts. They offer a compelling vision of an increasingly exciting and ambitious field for mental health professionals and the interested lay audience, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students.
Science

Synaptic Self

How Our Brains Become who We are

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142001783

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 7882

Argues that what is described as the self, or the essence of who a person is, reflects the interactions between the neurons and the synapses in the brain, allowing us to think, act, feel, believe, and make choices.
Business & Economics

Organizational Justice and Human Resource Management

Author: Robert G. Folger,Russell Cropanzano

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452262322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3710

Why are some acts but not others perceived to be fair? How do people who experience unfairness respond toward others held accountable for the unfairness? This book reviews the theoretical organizational justice literature and explores how the research on justice applies to various topics in organizational behaviour including personnel selection systems, performance appraisal and the role of fairness in resolving workplace conflict. Organizational Justice and Human Resource Management considers justice in organizations within a new framework - Fairness Theory - which integrates previous work in this area by focusing on accountability for events with negative impact on material and psychological well-being.
Psychology

Understanding Emotions

Author: Dacher Keltner,Keith Oatley,Jennifer M. Jenkins

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118147436

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

View: 684

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. 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, evidence of how emotions govern and organize social life, and emotion and individual functioning, including psychological disorders and well being. Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire) as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one’s emotions and interactions. 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 editions to this issue.
Psychology

The self

from soul to brain

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux,Jacek Debiec,Henry Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573314503

Category: Psychology

Page: 317

View: 3183

Each living creature exists as a unit, as self. Understanding the self, then should be a major goal of scientific research. This volume takes stock of current understanding of the self and its relation to the brain, and considers future directions for scientific research in a multidisciplinary context.
Psychology

How Emotions Are Made

The Secret Life of the Brain

Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544129962

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 7163

“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.” — Daniel Gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness 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. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution. “Mind-blowing.” — Elle “Chock-full of startling, science-backed findings . . . An entertaining and engaging read. ” — Forbes
Business & Economics

Genius

The Natural History of Creativity

Author: H. J. Eysenck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 944

Genius: The Natural History of Creativity presents a novel theory of genius and creativity that is based on the personality characteristics of creative persons and geniuses. Starting with the fact that genius and creativity are frequently related to psychopathology, this book brings together many different lines of research into the subject. Professor Eysenck provides experimental evidence to support these theories in their application to creativity. He considers the role of intelligence, social status, gender, and many other factors that have been linked with genius and creativity. His theory traces creativity from DNA through personality to special cognitive processes to genius. The book will generate a great deal of interest in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, and sociology.