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The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

Joseph Ledoux


What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? 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.




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The slippery slope of fear


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