Why are some people so quick to recover from a setback while others wallow in despair? Why are some people so highly attuned to others that they seem psychic, while other people put both feet in it over and over again? Why are some people always up and others always down?
In this hotly anticipated book, award-winning, pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson answers these questions by offering an entirely new model of our emotions - their origins, their power, and their malleability.
Davidson has discovered that each of us is composed of six basic “Emotional Styles”: Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self-Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. Our own personal emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the patterns of brain activity that underlie each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression.
©2012 Sharon Begley, Richard J. Davidson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
interesting, thought provoking
The narrator was flat and his voice really detracted from being able to stick with this fascinating material.
I've heard Davidson many times and he is a dynamic & interesting speaker. Too bad the narration of this detracts so much from the material. I'm slogging through it...but wow, the difference between this and say "Stumbling on Happiness" (narrated brilliantly by the author) is astounding. Audible..please try to get more authors to read their own books!
The book is interesting, but the tone and rhythm of the narrator's voice makes it impossible to listen to. The narrator sounds like he has been chased and wants to spit out the message as fast as he can. I tried many times to get used to his tone and speed but gave up. When you drive and listen to this book, you will get nothing. In comparison, if you listen to a sample of the book
Depends on the narrator.
Dull. Sucked the life out of the book.
The surveys and how much research went into the surveys/discoveries.
It is the best audiobook that I have listened to. I have a rare neurological eye disorder that makes it difficult for me to read much. My husband had "natural reader" on my computer and it was like having a robot read to you and I mean a robot who did not pronounce words correctly, etc. This new audible book is like being read to by a human.
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