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Molecules of Emotion

Dr Candace Pert
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It didn’t matter if you were a lab rat, a first lady, or a dope addict, everyone had the exact same mechanism in the brain for creating bliss.

 

Dr Candace Pert, is a psychopharmacologist who discovered and mapped the brain’s opiate receptors that led to the discovery of endorphins. Her book Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Bodymind Medicine has made accessible her groundbreaking theories on consciousness, neuropeptides and reality. She has lectured worldwide on these and other subjects, including her understanding of emotions and mind-body communication. She featured in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!?

 

Assess your EQ strengths.

Cells that fire together, wire together.

Professor Antonio Damasio
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‘Emotions and  feelings are not a luxury, they are a means of communicating our states of mind to others. But they are also a way of guiding our own judgments and decisions. Emotions bring the body into the loop of reason.

 

Damasio is an internationally recognized leader in neuroscience for his work on the powerful role of emotions in life.  He leads the Brain and Creativity Unit at Southern California University.

Read article - Review of Damasio's Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, 1994 in the Times Literary Supplement, August 25, 1995, pp. 3-4.

The Brain's Plasticity

Dr Marion C Diamond
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An enriched classroom can increase cortical dimensions, but we have shown that a stressed cerebral cortex decreases dimensions. I try to keep stress out of the classroom as much as possible.

 5 basic factors

Experiments in Marion Diamond's lab have revealed five basic factors responsible for keeping the brain healthy and active

Diet, exercise, newness and challenging the brain, a strong immune system, love and nurturing.

Read Marion C Diamond's online articles -

Successful Ageing of the Healthy Brain

My Search for Love and Wisdom in the Brain

Enrichment in Action