Synaptic Self

Joseph E. LeDoux

In 1996 Joseph LeDoux’s The Emotional Mind offered a revelatory examination of the organic bases of our feelings and reminiscences. Now, the world-renowned professional on the mind has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a extra profound story: how the little areas between the neurons—the mind’s synapses—are the channels by means of which we expect, act, think about, really feel, and bear in mind. Synapses encode the essence of character, enabling every of us to operate as a particular, built-in particular person from second to second. Exploring the functioning of reminiscence, the synaptic foundation of psychological sickness and drug habit, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that’s destined to grow to be a basic.