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Molecules of Emotion Audiobook

Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    "Abridged version disappointment"

    Candace Pert ' s brilliance should never be abridged! The shortened version left me sad and wanting more. I will need to reread the full book. I am sorry she didn't write more before she had to leave this world.

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    Capt_K 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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 03-07-10
    James 03-07-10 Listener Since 2009

    Love medicine

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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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    Kandice Hawaii 07-30-14
    Kandice Hawaii 07-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More about her discoveries and less about her anger issues and boring life story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    Which character – as performed by Candace B. Pert – was your favorite?

    None.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Molecules of Emotion?

    All except the ending.


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    Candace Pert's book is more like a diary full of boring details about her life that only she would be interested in. I was interested in her discoveries, not her life dramas and anger issues. There was nothing to be learned from this book. It was a waste of time and money.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Immalee Sai Kung, Hong Kong 03-05-13
    Immalee Sai Kung, Hong Kong 03-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Turns out I listen better than I read.

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    "A scientific explanation for mind-body healing"

    Audio books are by far my favourite format for digesting books and so I was surprised to conclude that this book may be a better read rather than listen. The reason for this is that the early part of the book presents a lot of scientific jargon, a preponderance of biochemical names for example, such that it's easy for the layman to get lost in the explanations. Having said that, I think there was some undoubtedly fascinating parts to this book - treasures of information in fact that I haven't found elsewhere. The book is a great source for someone who is searching for scientifically grounded explanation for emotions, for healing, for mediation - and other such topics that are often dismissed, even ridiculed, by scientific establishments. Have you ever found your credibility questioned if you mention the word healing in a spiritual sense? Then this book could help you stand your ground. I'm pleased to have come across this book that is a fortunate bridge between science and healing from a mind-body approach. I'm grateful to have listened to it and I expect to follow up by reading it in print too.

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    Dawn Houston, TX, United States 05-24-17
    Dawn Houston, TX, United States 05-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book for anyone in the healing arts..."

    Allopathic or otherwise Not particularly lay person friendly. Very informative Would have liked more how-to.

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    David 05-22-17
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    "Proof of our gut instincts and ancient teachings"

    Western Civilization, smarty pants Ego and Western medicine has really mucked it up! TM, Herbert Benson,Bruce Lipton, David Hawkins, Gabor Mate. How much more do we need to stop this pill popping insanity. Thank you for this book.

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    DRichards 02-10-17
    DRichards 02-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "There is a cure for AIDs?"

    There we're some interesting points about the cure of AIds and the effort to suppress it.

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    "Review of Molecules of Emotion"

    This is a well structured and an easy listen for the nonscientist. The presentation has the scientific facts and details that my fellow medical practitioners will appreciate. I highly recommend this book.

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    Brett 12-16-16
    Brett 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Molecules of "hey, come see how great I am.""

    This book is an exercise in self-adulation; which is a shame because Dr. Perth's seminal work in neuropeptides is revelatory & potentially world-changing.

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