Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

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Scribner, Feb 17, 1999 - Medical - 368 pages
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.

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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 ... Read full review

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Contents

THE RECEPTOR REVOLUTION AN INTRODUCTORY LECTURE
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ROMANCE OF THE OPIATE RECEPTOR
32
PEPTIDE GENERATION A CONTINUED LECTURE
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Dr. Candace Pert (1946–2013) was an internationally recognized neuroscientist and pharmacologist who published over 250 research articles. She was featured in Bill Moyers’s book and PBS series Healing and the Mind, in PBS’s Healing Quest, and in Marci Shimoff’s Happy for No Reason. She was a significant contributor to the emergence of Mind-Body Medicine as an area of legitimate scientific research in the 1980’s, earning her the title of “The Mother of Psychoneuroimmunology,” and “The Goddess of Neuroscience” by her many fans.

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