The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998 - Emotions - 384 pages
LeDoux's book provides a cutting-edge scientific background to such books as Daniel Goleman's 'Emotional Intelligence', showing that while cognitive scientists have tended to ignore the emotions, we are increasingly understanding how crucial they are to our evolutionary survival, short-cuts to cut through conscious reasoning when speed and rules-of-thumb are more important and effective than logic.

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THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

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A lucid, accessible explanation of what recent research on the brain has revealed about the nature and origins of emotion. LeDoux, a researcher at New York University's Center for Neural Science, has ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He is a world-renowned expert on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion.

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