Per quale motivo sentiamo quel che sentiamo? In che modo i pensieri influiscono sulla salute? Corpo e mente sono separati oppure funzionano in sintonia?
In questo libro rivoluzionario la neuroscienziata Candace Pert fornisce risposte sorprendenti e risolutive a questi interrogativi che tengono impegnati da secoli scienziati e filosofi.
Accertando l'esistenza della basi bio-molecolari delle nostre emozioni e illustrando le sue scoperte in modo chiaro e accessibile, l'autrice ci consente di comprendere noi stessi, le nostre sensazioni e i complessi rapporti tra mente e corpo.
«È in atto una rivoluzione che influirà in misura significativa sul modo in cui la comunità medica occidentale concepisce la salute e la malattia. Il contributo di Candace Pert a questa rivoluzione è innegabile, e l'integrità professionale che ha dimostrato nel perseguire la verità scientifica dovunque potesse portarla, a prescindere dal prezzo personale e professionale che ha dovuto pagare per questo, sottolinea il potenziale femminile e intuitivo della scienza intesa nel senso migliore del termine.»
Dalla prefazione di Deepak Chopra
- ISBN: 8850243871
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 430
Oh man I really took a chance on this one. And oh man do I feel like a dip. Who ate skittles and farted? My brain did when I bought this book. It's by Candice Pert (1946 – 2013) an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins Leggi tutto
The title of this book is misleading. This book is not about the molecules of emotion or explaining why you feel the way you feel. It is the outlet for author, scientist, and conference speaker Candace Pert chose to share her personal and professional history, toot her own horn so to speak, and educ Leggi tutto
This was the first book that helped me to start connect the dots, energy-medicine wise, that the body is just a 'mirror' for the soul. Pert's assertion that the body is actual the subconscious mind made flesh completely blew me away. She also lived a very interesting life, and wrote this book with a Leggi tutto
This is a really interesting story of the struggle that women go through in the scientific community. But really, you're not a superhero. And your writing is imprecise. And you contradict yourself. I read the whole thing, but was really frustrated along the way.
I decided to review this book as I go through it so my impressions are fresh. Why? Because as I began I found myself over-analyzing my own response to the writing. So be warned, this will be the longest Goodreads review I have ever done by the time I am through with it. The author began by introducin Leggi tutto
Excellent account of the politics and egos and one-upmanship involved in big science, in this case molecular biology. Author is a scientist deeply involved in the discovery of the peptides that influence emotions a couple decades ago. She tells the story of the hard work and good luck necessary to f Leggi tutto
I read the 1997 edition. This is truly a landmark book. Dr. Pert made some astonishing biological discoveries about the human body and mind. She had to work within the political framework of university research which hindered the science somewhat. I would say that the material in this book would help Leggi tutto
Candace Pert, a neuroscientist and discoveror of the opiate receptor, recounts both the intricate relationship between mind, body, and emotions, and her own career uncovering those connections and the neurochemical basis of them. Beginning her career in the early 1970s, gender was an even bigger obs Leggi tutto
Not only was this a friendly read, but I learned a lot about the Scientific community, the politics or the system, and how it works. When people ask me about this book, I find it hard to categorize. It's a little bit memoir, a little bit science and understanding of the human body, and a little bit
The book has some downsides, but I thought her discussion of the biological basis for emotion was excellent. Emotions are chemical signals that course throughout the body, like hormones, moving as inner signals to the outside world and vice versa. Under the old and still standard model, bodily commu Leggi tutto
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