A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis audiobook

A General Theory of Love

By Thomas Lewis , Fari Amini , and Richard Lannon
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This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

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Summary

Summary

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain.

A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Three psychiatry professors cover an impressive vista of research and clinical insights from Freud to contemporary neuroscience. . . . the book is well written and provides a credible introduction to the neuroscience of emotions. Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas Lewis

Author Bio: Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis, MD, is a psychiatrist, writer, and frequent lecturer on neuroscience topics. A Colorado native, Dr. Lewis received his medical education and training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remains an assistant clinical professor.

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Author Bio: Fari Amini MD

Author Bio: Fari Amini MD

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Author Bio: Richard Lannon MD

Author Bio: Richard Lannon MD

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Author Bio: Thomas Lewis MD

Author Bio: Thomas Lewis MD

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Author Bio: Fari Amini MD

Author Bio: Fari Amini MD

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Author Bio: Richard Lannon MD

Author Bio: Richard Lannon MD

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Author Bio: Thomas Lewis MD

Author Bio: Thomas Lewis MD

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Author Bio: Fari Amini

Author Bio: Fari Amini

Fari Amini, MD is a professor of psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine. Born and raised in Iran, he graduated from medical school at UCSF and has served on the faculty there for thirty-three years. Dr. Amini is married, has six children, and lives in Ross, California.

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Author Bio: Richard Lannon

Author Bio: Richard Lannon

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English