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Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel | [Candace B. Pert]

Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel

How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from one another, or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? Neuroscientist Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. She explains the scientific basis of popular wisdom and phenomena like "gut feelings" and makes comprehensible recent discoveries in cancer and AIDS research.
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How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from one another or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? Candace Pert - a neuroscientist whose extraordinary career began with her 1972 discovery of the opiate receptor - provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. From explaining the scientific basis of popular wisdom and phenomena like "gut feelings" to making comprehensible recent discoveries in cancer and AIDS research, Molecules of Emotion is an intellectual adventure of the highest order.

©1997 Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved; (P)1997 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"Finally, here is a Western scientist who has done the work to explain the unity of mind and matter, body and soul." (Deepak Chopra)

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    Kush South Riding, VA, United States 11-11-11
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    "More of a story than science."

    I was expecting more scientific account of how Neuropeptides actually play a role in forming human emotions! There was some but lot of it was the author's personal story. I liked her story and commend her for her journey against all odds. I want to learn about the mind-body science especially from someone like Dr. Pert who has a solid background in neuroscience, biology and eastern contemplative science.

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    James 03-07-10
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    "Wake up"

    This book is a great addition the mental library of all who seek out authors that believe scientist and lay people can get along.

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    Mark Shoreline, WA, USA 06-30-09
    Mark Shoreline, WA, USA 06-30-09
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    "is what it is!"

    I had read the book about the time it may have appeared at Audible,(2003?) though my download of the Audible version is just last month.

    From the title, one would expect it, the book or audiobook, to be more biochemically oriented and less about the various politics associated with biomedical discovery and how discoveries come into the public's knowledge. However, I already knew about this. maybe it could have been called "The Politics of Emotion" maybe an allusion to RD Laing's famous book.

    On a positive note, I think it is very valuable to have a document with the actual author doing the narration as in this case. Whatever limitation may appear in the diction etc. is more than compensated by delivering the listener (and in my case) or former reader to very much the "soul" of the matter, because the voice nuances maybe most definitely represent the author's soul!

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    Jane 10-04-11
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    "Not what I hoped for"

    Candace Pert seems eternally angry - her own admission. Rather than talking about her discoveries in more depth she tells her life story which is not too interesting, overly dramatic and without the detail to fully back her theories. What ever happened to finding the cure for Aids? Is she still waiting to get a break?

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    Steve Port Jefferson, NY, USA 01-02-05
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    "Couldn't make it through..."

    I love everything to do with psycology but I couldn't even make it through this one. I wouldn't waste your time. I do like "Listening to Prozac" by Peter Kramer thought.

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