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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain Hardcover – 26 April 2017

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  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1509837496
  • ISBN-10 : 1509837493
  • Product Dimensions : 15.3 x 3.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Publisher : Macmillan; Main Market Ed Edition (26 April 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630 ratings

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Most of us make our way through the world without thinking a lot about what we bring to our encounters with it. Lisa Feldman Barrett does-and what she has to say about our perceptions and emotions is pretty mind-blowing. * Elle Magazine * Fascinating...a thought-provoking journey into emotion science. * The Wall Street Journal * Barrett's is a singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented. * Scientific American * Lisa Barrett writes with great clarity about how your emotions are not merely about what you're born with, but also about how your brain pieces your feelings together, and how you can contribute to the process. She tells a compelling story. * Joseph Le Doux, author of Anxious and Synaptic Self * Lisa Barrett masterfully integrates discoveries from affective science, neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy to make sense of the many instances of emotion that you experience and witness each day. * Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity and Love 2.0 * Lisa Feldman Barrett illuminates the fascinating new science of our emotions. * Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex * This is a provocative, accessible, important book. * Robert Sapolsky, author of WHY ZEBRAS DON'T GET ULCERS and A PRIMATE'S MEMOIR * The implications of Lisa Barrett's work (which 'only' challenges two-thousand-year-old assumptions about the brain) are nothing short of stunning. Even more stunning is how extraordinarily well she succeeds. * Nancy Gertner, Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, and former U.S. federal judge for the United States District Court of Massachusetts * A provocative, insightful, and engaging analysis ... You won't think about emotions in the same way after you read this important book. * Daniel L. Schacter, author of The Seven Sins of Memory * Barrett's figurative selfie of the brain is brilliant. * Booklist * Every lawyer and judge doing serious criminal trials should read this book. * Baroness Helena Kennedy QC House of Lords, U.K. * The definitive field guide to feelings and the neuroscience behind them. * Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit * Radical and fascinating ... How Emotions are Made defends a bold new vision of the most central aspects of human nature. * Paul Bloom, author of Against Empathy and How Pleasure Works * Meticulous, well-researched, and deeply thought out ... For anyone who has struggled to reconcile brain and heart, this book will be a treasure; it explains the science without short-changing the humanism of its topic. * Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon * A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin * Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness *

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A brilliant and original understanding of the origin of emotions and the impact it has on the future of human nature.