How to retrain our brain to improve our emotional behaviour by pioneering neuroscientist.
Why we behave the way we do has been the life study of pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson. Helping us to understand our own emotional responses and discover our unique 'emotional style', Davidson and Begley also show how we can retrain our brains through mindfulness and meditation to alter lifelong patterns of destructive or unhelpful behaviour. Practical and illuminating, this book expands our view of what it means to be human.
Look forward to cultivating keener attention, having more attunement to others, and being more connected to your own intuition. It's all possible - and this book shows you how. - Deepak Chopra
We all ask the question "who am I?". For me this guy has answered it. - Ruby Wax
'an eye-opener...replete with breakthrough research that will change the way you see yourself and everyone you know...cutting edge findings formulated in a delightful, can't-put-it-down read. I loved this book. - Daniel Goleman
Whether he is measuring neural activity in the laboratory or climbing the Himalayas to meet the Dalai Lama, Davidson is an inveterate explorer who has spent a lifetime probing the deep mystery of human feeling. Don't miss this smart and lively book by the world's foremost expert on emotion and the brain. - Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D., author of Stumbling on Happiness
What a gift from the world's leading neuroscientist who works on what makes life worth living. This is a must read for everyone who is interested in positive psychology. - Martin E. P. Seligman, Author of Learned Optimism and Flourish
The best book I know on how to use the exciting discoveries of neuroscience to change your life. A fabulous read - a scientific adventure story like Sherlock Holmes meeting Watson and Crick with the Dalai Lama as their advisor. - Jack Kornfield PhD
Richard Davidson, a visionary neuropsychologist, joins with Sharon Begley, one of the most astute science writers, to illuminate the dimensions of our emotional make up and offer cogent and compelling ways for us to grow into more effective and fulfilled selves. - Jerome Groopman, Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School & co-author of Your Medical Mind
This superb book is many things -- a crystal clear tour of the neuroscience of emotion; a primer about how the scientific process works; a personal story by a really likeable guy; and the promise of a better world. This is a wonderful book. - Robert M. Sapolsky,Ph.D., author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers and Monkeyluv
Richard Davidson is a pioneer in neuroscience: specifically in the arena of emotion and neuroplasticity. He heads up one of the most respected psychology labs in the country at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the results of his studies (using the latest brain imaging technology) are regularly hailed everywhere from The New York Times to Business Week to the most prestigious scientific journals. Sharon Begley is the author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, which was published in 2007, was on The New York Times extended list, and Amazon's bestsellers lists, and has been sold in 16 countries. Sharon is the acclaimed Science Editor and columnist at Newsweek.