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The Emotional Brain The Emotional Brain investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive. Free Read The Emotional Brain author Joseph E. Ledoux For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. You re reading that for fun Yup Okay so it wasn t really fun , reading this book, and god knows it took me nearly the entire summer to finish it, but here are some crazy tidbits about our emotional brain You know how sometimes you wished you could will yourself to feel a certain way about a certain situati...

  2. Brief Review A prominent researcher who focuses on the emotional brain, Joseph LeDoux contends that, contrary to the belief of some experts, there is no single emotional or limbic system in the brain, but different systems for different emotions He also maintains that the fear system, in which he specializes, has two components that are not always in sync There is the lower system, controlled by the amygdala in the midbrain, which is oriented toward survival and thus triggers flight or f Brief Review A prominent researcher who focuses on the emotional brain, Joseph LeDoux contends that, contrary to the belief of some experts, there is no single emotional or limbic system in the brain, but different systems for different emotions He also maintains that the fear system, in which he specializes, has two components that are not always in sync There is the lower system, controlled by the amygdala in the midbrain, which is oriented toward survival and thus triggers flight or freeze or fight reactions based on a gross reading of sensory perceptions this system ispotent than the higher,finely discriminating cortical system, and sometimes overpowers it which accounts for the persistent emotional ravages of such syndromes as PTSD and the phobias This book is written for the layman as well as the specialist, and I recommend it to anyone interested in how the brain works.Expanded Review Joseph LeDoux is a psychologist who spec...

  3. This is a good book, although some of thetechnical descriptions were challenging Whether any of this is dated, I can t say.LeDoux argues that we make a mistake when we conceive of emotions as a distinct, unitary system, as weor less implicitly do when we contrast emotions with cognition and reason Emotions are he writes, functions involved in survival But since different emotions are involved with different survival functions defending against danger, finding food and mate This is a good book, although some of thetechnical descriptions were challenging Whether any of this is dated, I can t say.LeDoux argues that we make a mistake when we conceive of emotions as...

  4. The Emotional Brain was surprisingly tough to get through I found it a bit of a slog Ledoux was admittedly trying to walk a line stay accessible and layman friendly while not dumbing down the science As to whether or not he succeeded, your mileage may vary First of all, be aware that Ledoux does not get much into the experience of emotions per se this book is focused on the underlying brain processes that cause them Ledoux doesn t get too deep into the biochemistry of things he spr The Emotional Brain was surprisingly tough to get through I found it a bit of a slog Ledoux was admittedly trying to walk a line stay accessible and layman friendly while not dumbing down the science As to whether or not he succeeded, your mileage may vary First of all, be aware that Ledoux does not get much into the experience of emotions per se this book is focused on the underlying brain processes that cause them Ledoux doesn t get too deep into the biochemistry of things he sprinkles in a bit here and there, but nothing that a scientifically literate person c...

  5. Very good overview of an integrated view of emotions, emotive consciousness and underlying neurophysiological functions I feel it complements Damasio well I don t know if there is anyrecent writing on the subject, I ll be on the lookout for it.Re read jan 2018, rai...

  6. A deep look into emotional neural pathways The start of the book is a good introduction to the schools of psychology and philosophy of mind and their respective domains of research The latter half of the book goes into very detailed neurological descriptions that are beyond useful for me.

  7. Generally, The Emotional Brain is a very accessible overview for both laymen and people interested intechnical details of the topic about origin, mechanism and function of emotion, and a very important distinction between emotion and feeling , focusingon the former A proposition LeDoux makes can be generalized into something like emotion being a physiological and behavioral response to certain external and possibly internal stimuli In that sense, emotion can be...

  8. This is a good overview of emotive processing, and relatively accessible for those who haven t studied psychology At the time of writing this review, I m a 4th year student of neuroscience and cognitive science, and the content of this book is up to a 2...

  9. Despite being over 10 years old now this book by a leading researcher in the field gives some good information on the fear generating system of the brain.The first two chapters review the various psychological movements of the 20th century with the third chapter narrowing that down to how they dealt with emotion By the mid 1980 s page 53 the experimental evidence was in showing that affective emotional reactions could take place in the absence of conscious awareness The key figure was Robe Despite being over 10 years old now this book by a leading researcher in the field gives some good information on the fear generating system of the brain.The first two chapters review the various psychological movements of the 20th century with the third chapter narrowing that down to how they dealt with emotion By the mid 1980 s page 53 the experimental evidence was in showing that affective emotional reactions could take place in the absence of conscious awareness The key figure was ...

  10. If you re an interested in learning how emotions work and their neurobiological background, read this book This is a science heavy and technical book I d recommend you read Daniel Goleman s Emotional Intelligence first before tackling this book However, this books gives a very indepth look into why and how emotions occur based on the latest research The author gives a balanced overview, and you are aware that the whole field of research into emotions is still quite new and there is a lot we If you re an interested in learning how emotions work and their neurobiological background, read this book This is a science heavy and technical book I d recommend you read Daniel Goleman s Emotional Intelligence first before tackling this book However, this books gives a very indepth look into why and how emotions occur based on the latest research The author gives a balanced overview, and you are aware that the whole field of research into emotions is still quite new and there is a lot we don t understand....