In Joseph LeDoux’s The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the. Joseph LeDoux has made yet another attempt to span this chasm (here scaled to the dimensions of the synaptic cleft) in Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become. In Joseph LeDoux’s The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and.

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It provides substance to the understanding that there is no “self” in a way that just seemed to slot that particular teaching in at a very deep level. For the complete beginner: However, the information was very jose;h organized and it was recited in a story-telling manner that kept it interesting. Jul 12, Jrobertus rated it really liked it.

One great review synatic the class said sekf So far, the most interesting and new, to me part is the section regarding what neuroscience knows about emotional responses in the brain directly effecting memory, regardless of the consciousness of the stimuli. For me one of the most ledouux books I have ever read because it has particular personal relevance. Are we a soul and a body OR are we a product of a set of interconnected neurons in our brain? I’m hoping Jaak Panksepp’s book will fill in some newer details on this.

The hippocampus is known to help with learning and memory processing. As one of the pioneers of emotional cognition, LeDoux is entitled to his dauntless vision of the brain as the canvas of our evolutionary and personal past. I’d say if the author wants to find a broader audience, the prose could be looser.

Keillor’s first novel in four It is manifestly not an answer to the question posed by its title. Chemistry was never my best subject. Many theories are examined fully, and most of them are unproven and have many counter theories vying for supremacy.


Ma non fa male, vista la loro importanza, conoscere quanto meno i rudimenti della biologia del pensiero. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. The Mental Trilogy 8. Joeeph covering many aspects of the brain both authors miss what to me are essential features.

SYNAPTIC SELF: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

A very good informative book. I had the absolute pleasure reading this. The main focus of the book is the synaptic connections within the brain.

Ranging widely through philosophy, literature, and the history of science, LeDoux examines how we have conceptualized the relationship between brain and self through the centuries. With therapy or drugs, these regions typically grow again.

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become who We are – Joseph E. LeDoux – Google Books

LeDoux No preview available – I enjoyed the prose, although it seemed like a long and dense research paper at times. LeDoux points to the research done so far on the brain, and adds to the historical knowledge his own research. Mar 30, Layla rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 01, Josfph rated it really liked it. Support Center Support Center.

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Ledoux considers the relation between what he calls the mental trilogy – joswph, emotion, motivation – and this brings into play an investigation into memory, both that which is readily accessible, and that which is not.

These are all made coherent by wrapping them in the mental trilogy of cognition, emotion and motivation.

Changes of state can occur via the blood-brain barrier drugs, hormones, etc. Jo “Cutting edge” in the field of applied neurobiology to psychological-emotional development, ledoxu the role of synapses in the brain specifically.


Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are by Joseph E. LeDoux

It’s a cool book and LeDoux does a great job extrapolating some interesting and pretty viable “big picture” conclusions from a variety of research accomplished by hundreds of josepn over the course of many decades. May 22, Jimmy Ele rated it really liked it. In a nut shell, LeDoux makes his argument that Hebbian plasticity is alive and well and that the mechanism for learning and memory is located at the synapses through the action of the neurotransmitters. Much of the research is done through animal studies, and often involves destroying parts of the brain to see what happens.

There is a bunch of Brain-Based Learning BBL in the K classrooms, and not all of it is likely good by way of any grounding ioseph scientific data. His own contribution, based on two decades of research, begins with the startlingly simple premise that the self-the essence LeDoux Snippet view – Some of those questions may even be answered by now, but the sheer number of them means seelf exciting research ledux no doubt continue synapttic a very long time.

For the ordinary person like myself it took some getting through but it was well worth the effort But while there is some serious neuroscience content in here, Ledoux does a respectable job of zooming in and out and speaking at whatever level is appropriate to get his point across.