Brain, Attachment, Personality
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The book focuses on the brain structures that are essential for the formation of relationships, personality development, and emotions. It attempts to provide an understanding of the way that the uniquely human nervous system develops capacities for empathy, mentalization, and reflection that enable us to address such aspects as past and presence, interpersonal relations, ethics, art, and aesthetics. Each chapter seeks to present the necessary knowledge for an understanding of our inherent neural basis for interpersonal interactions. The individual chapters can be read independently. Some passages will be more demanding than others and may be safely skipped without rendering the rest of the text meaningless.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements; About the Author; Foreword; 1) The dynamic brain in a dynamic environment: An epigenetic understanding; 2) Genetics and embryology: The cradle of personality; 3) The brain: a complex and dynamic structure; 4) Windows of opportunity: The programmable hardwired system; 5) Resonance, synchronicity and mirror neurons: The basic units of brain circuitry and affect attunement; 6) The basic body-sensing and affect-regulating brain: Brain stem and cerebellum; 7) The brain of motor systems and emotions: The diencephalon and the limbic system; 8) The brain of complex emotions, mentalization, abstraction, and reason: The parietal lobes and the prefrontal cortex; 9) Neurotransmitters, peptides, and hormones: The messengers of the brain; 10) The affect-regulating system of the brain; 11) Girls, boys, men and women: The impact of sex hormones and environment on differences between the sexes; 12) The lateralized brain: Right and left hemisphere; 13) Memory and its impact on the formation of personality and mentalization; 14) The foundation of personality: Self and consciousness; Epilogue; Glossary; References; Index.
|Publish Date||October 2008|
|dimensions||5 7/8" x 9 7/8"|
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