Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. 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. Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.
Candace B. Pert
Brand: Simon n Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really want to like this book since it was mentioned in one of my favourites Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton. I am finding it difficult to get through the first few chapters. I understand that the author is quite accomplished and I would have been interested in a few pages to illustrate that, but I am wading through pages and pages of egotistical storytelling. I have put the book down several times, it has become a chore for me to pick it up again, I keep doing so because I am sure at some point I will eventually get to the information I bought the book for. A better read for me has been The Healing Code! I'm going to plod away with the book now that I have bought it, but I can't say I would recommend it to anyone!
I'm only about 2/3s the way through this book, so I will publish another review if my opinion changes, but so far it's been a bit disappointing. Pert is a very intelligent scientist who deserves much recognition for all her work discovering peptides and their relationship to our over-all emotional health. Although she is an amazing and inspiring scientist, she is not such a great writer. I love reading and I was a biology major, so I am enthralled by her work, but even I am having some difficulty getting through this book. The story line is sometimes confusing, and it seems she is spending too much time going through petty controversies she has with her co-workers rather than focusing on her scientific findings. I empathize with her and think a book exposing the bigotry of our patriarchial scientific community would be great, but I think it would be better to make that a completely separate book, and focus more on what this one is titled: the relationship between our emotions and...
This book is amazing on a number of levels. It makes you think about the absurd politics that interfere with serving the public good. We have brilliant scientists playing junior high school games involving their egos, machismo and greed. Candace Pert was a hero who was far underrated in her accomplishments and service to humankind. And this book provides the missing link between body and mind. It was a great reference for my book Stressing Out Over Happiness published in 2016. If you want to truly understand the industry of drugs, games and deception from an insider's perspective at the highest level, read Molecules of Emotion.
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