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Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. of Emotion. Dr. Candace Pert rocketed to fame in the scientific world in the early 70's when. Molecules of Emotion by Candace B. Pert - Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Intrigue at the "Palace": back-stabbing, deceit, Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine - Kindle edition by Candace B. Pert. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device.
May 03, Mayda Ochoa added it. As the ligands drift by in the stream of fluid surrounding every cell, only those ligands that have molecules in exactly the right shape can bind to a particular kind of receptor. Be the first to like this. New Feature: Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide.
Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Her pioneering research on how the chemicals 3. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies -- body-minds -- in ways we could never possibly have imagined before..
You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard. Cancel Save. I can't argue with the suggestions for living at the end, but I wanted more depth on the actual molecules and how they interact in the body to influ Pert, of 'What The Bleep Do We Know' fame, discusses her scientific discoveries including the locating and verification of the opiate receptor in the context of her life.
I can't argue with the suggestions for living at the end, but I wanted more depth on the actual molecules and how they interact in the body to influence or 'create,' as she claims emotion, rather than how the scientific community is an egotistical and difficult environment.
Jul 16, Jim Gleason rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 25, Diane Mueller rated it it was amazing. Excellent book. Really spoke to my Geek side. It was interesting to read how receptors in our body came to be understood.
Then to learn how these receptors do not just live in our brains but throughout our body. Then finally to better understand the link between our body, mind, spirit and our health and emotional state.
Well worth reading. Mar 19, Karen Birdsall rated it it was amazing. This was a fascinating read, if you enjoy the science behind emotions. Candace was a trailblazer in the field of science. I loved her determination to forge ahead even after being shunned by her mentor. He, and two others taking credit for her discovery. It's not about the molecules of emotion, it's a tedious autobiography that trickles out bits of the content that the cover and inside flap lead us to expect.
For a book about science, there are way too many exclamation points! I feel like I still need to read a book on this subject. Sep 13, Kathleen Fatooh rated it really liked it.
All too short, this is anyway an interesting glimpse into the thoughts and achievements of a groundbreaking neurobiologist who became interested in the mind-body connection. Dec 17, Matthew Green rated it liked it. Molecules of Emotion is not exactly what it claims to be. Pert describes the book as a description of her research that discovered the scientific link that proves that emotions are modulated by chemicals within the body, thereby bridging the gap between mind and body.
That's only part of what's happening in the book, however. Positively, Pert is an engaging writer.
Her stories hook you, and her explanations of scientific details are relatively clear despite their intricacy, though she is, of Molecules of Emotion is not exactly what it claims to be. Her stories hook you, and her explanations of scientific details are relatively clear despite their intricacy, though she is, of course, getting into more complex material than probably most of her readers will be familiar with.
She presents her research and her process along the way in a way that makes it attainable and worth attending to. However, the book primarily reads like a memoir rather than an explanation of her intended point. She spends a great deal of time talking about her life and her internal thoughts and feelings, which makes the book feel more personal and engaging, but also makes it feel scattered and disconnected.
She tried to make the idea of peptides bonding to cells throughout the body as the means of communicating and producing emotion the main theme, but there was quite a bit that didn't contribute to it. Long sections of the book were unrelated to the idea entirely. Some of those other sections were still interesting and made valuable points, such as the competitive and misogynistic culture of medical research, but it's not what the book advertised itself to be.
Finally, while Pert was very exact in her microscopic research and theorizing, she was much more loose in her speculating on the macroscopic implications of that research. I trust her lab research, but I don't trust her conclusions about it beyond the biochemistry. She increasingly pushed toward New Age ideas, particularly in the last chapter, arguing that her research proved these ideas valid, but in order to link one to the other, there were significant leaps in logic.
For example, it does not follow that because the body runs on information, cause and effect are no longer useful or valid aspects of its functioning or that because information is not specific to a particular time or space, it does not belong to the material realm. She tried to keep such conclusions bound to scientific thought, but she couldn't seem to help but draw in ideas and conclusions that the science can't support.
Molecules of Emotion is an interesting and engaging read, and I appreciate her contributions to neuroscientific and immunological knowledge, though the book isn't quite what it claims to be, and not all of her thoughts here were grounded in the science. Sep 23, Lorenzo Bovitutti rated it liked it. Interessante, ma troppo spazio al racconto della vicenda personale rispetto allo spazio di approfondimento della materia.
William James: Hanno origine nel corp Interessante, ma troppo spazio al racconto della vicenda personale rispetto allo spazio di approfondimento della materia. Hanno origine nel corpo e non esiste un centro di controllo.
Percepiamo fatti e sensazioni, li etichettiamo con i nomi di emozioni grazie a memoria e immaginazione. Walter Cannon Inducendo con scariche elettriche le forti contrazioni allo stomaco che si verificano in caso di panico, non si registrano gli altri sintomi tipici del panico. E viceversa. Impegno "Deepak, non so cosa mi succede. Ho un farmaco eccezionale che potrebbe salvare molte vite umane. Ci lavoro da anni, ma non riesco a promuoverlo. In che cosa sbaglio?
Riflettei un attimo, prima di replicare. Ma non ho mai sentito una cosa simile! Nel mondo in cui vivevo non si parlava neanche di considerare eccessivo l'impegno. Ora invece posso considerarmi un sistema intelligente, che comporta un rapido e imponente scambio di informazioni fra mente e corpo. Le mie cellule si parlano, letteralmente, e il cervello partecipa alla conversazione. Quando le emozioni sepolte o bloccate vengono liberate attraverso il contatto o altri metodi fisici, si verifica uno sblocco dei percorsi interni, che noi sperimentiamo sottoforma di energia.
Stile di vita Per quasi tutti noi, le parole 'stile di vita sano' evocano immagini di pasti a basso contenuto di grassi, regimi di esercizio fisico quotidiano e l'eliminazione di alcol, tabacco e droghe.
Anche se tutte queste strategie sono positive per la salute, quello che manca a quasi tutti noi e la concentrazione sulla cura quotidiana di se stessi in senso emotivo. Tendiamo a occuparsi degli aspetti fisici della salute, ignorando la dimensione emozionale, i pensieri e i sentimenti, e persino lo spirito e l'anima.
Tutte queste sostanze hanno degli analoghi naturali che circolano nel sangue, ognuno dei quali lega con i propri recettori specifici disposti in tutto il corpo. I recettori segnalano allora un calo nella secrezione di peptidi.
Tutte le droghe possono interferire con il flusso naturale di peptidi utili per il benessere dell'organismo e quindi, sul piano biochimico, non esiste alcuna differenza fra le droghe legali i farmaci e quelle legali: I riduzionisti potranno sempre obiettare che le molecole vengono per prime, e costituiscono la forza primaria, mentre pensieri ed emozioni rappresentano una specie di manifestazione secondaria delle molecole stesse; e ne hanno valide prove.
L'emissione chimica di endorfine non causa forse la sensazione di sollievo dal dolore? May 09, Lisa Townsend rated it it was amazing Shelves: Candace Pert, Ph. The first seven chapters outline that trauma, and it was mostly zipper worshipping, ego, patriarchal, misogynist trauma that she was not fully aware of at the start. She ran right into it and learned as she went which maybe made it worthwhile, but it did shorten her life.
She died fairly young it turns out; age As an intelligent, empowered woman m Dr. As an intelligent, empowered woman myself, I had a very hard time reading about her experience in the top echelons of science. That was the 80's but I don't believe it's that different in !! Scientific materialist dogma is dying a slow death because it's so tied to the big money from the State.
Pert did come around to holism and was on the cutting edge of finding a cure for AIDS so it came to a happy end. Still, it was fascinating for me to see how dated her mindset was in the story being born in the 's. Socialization cannot be stripped by intelligence. Her personal and professional contributions were enormous.
Aug 18, France rated it it was amazing. Now I know why things work I ran across the book by pure hazard - a music teacher mentioned that emotions were proved to have chemical representations. In mistrust, I started googling The first part disappointed me - it is a biographical report of Candace Perts professional growth. The latter was amazing - all what she and her colleagues discovered fits in with my life experience like puzzle pieces.
I now understand why Now I know why things work I ran across the book by pure hazard - a music teacher mentioned that emotions were proved to have chemical representations. I now understand why things work the way I observe - and with things I mean spirituality, meditation, therapies Sep 24, Mary Karpel-Jergic rated it really liked it Shelves: An incredible account of scientific discovery and the conflict of paradigms.
Overall, this book made me think differently about the mind body split that is so fundamental to western medicine. It is clear that there is so much mystery in the biology of ourselves and Pert's findings offer a bridge between eastern and western understandings of sickness, health and healing.
Naturally, there is going to be a lot of science and some of it, although written for a layperson, is too technical and detailed An incredible account of scientific discovery and the conflict of paradigms. Naturally, there is going to be a lot of science and some of it, although written for a layperson, is too technical and detailed for me, but I love her use of metaphors. In addition to the story of her discoveries about the body, the book is a memoir and as such provides a great example of how 'science' works and how politics, economics, sexism and hierarchies all jostle uncomfortably together.
Aug 17, Lauren rated it it was amazing. I didn't get into this book immediately. I first felt it was a little out of my depth when it came to the science references. Once I was in however, that was it. I loved the way that Candace was able to portray the sexism within science at that time and I admire her strength for pursuing the industry with such passion and determination. By the end of the story, I felt like I had learnt a lot.
Some parts of her discoveries have only come to light and 'public knowledge' in more recent years. The r I didn't get into this book immediately. The reason this book worked for me in the end, is because it began to flow more like a fictional story, even though it was not. Oct 26, Annica rated it it was amazing. I have half a foot in science and the other half the esoteric and this book provided me with so much joy. Candace was a hard core scientist for many years with many accomplishments under her belt she discovered the opiate receptor in the brain.
She explains the ins and outs of the scientific world and the discrimination against women in that field. The book reveals some ugly truths about scientific findings and what truly motivates the scientists and researchers.
As a bonus, she finds that the I have half a foot in science and the other half the esoteric and this book provided me with so much joy.
As a bonus, she finds that there is a greater human wisdom and 'science' is not all that it's cracked up to be Women in Science 2 Jan 18, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Candace B. Candace B.
Books by Candace B. Trivia About Molecules of Emot No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Molecules of Emot When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior. It reminded me of my belief that it was the mission of science to pierce through the layers of everyday reality and penetrate to the truth.
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