Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

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by Joseph LeDoux
     
 

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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which weSee more details below

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In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. Exploring the functioning of memory, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.

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"A detailed but very accessible journey into the world of circuits and synapses." —Science

"LeDoux's work...is surely the most accessible contemporary work for those interested in the brain's effect on personality." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440650420
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
360,046
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A detailed but very accessible journey into the world of circuits and synapses." —Science

"LeDoux's work...is surely the most accessible contemporary work for those interested in the brain's effect on personality." —Booklist

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