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SYNAPTIC SELF: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

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The author of The Emotional Brain (1996) elaborates on the theory that the particular patterns of synaptic connections in our brain provide the keys to who we are.LeDoux (Science/NYU) begins with a ... Read full review

Synaptic self: how our brains become who we are

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Brain/mind theorists tread upon sensitive territory when they address the issue of personality. Many will readily concede that the activities of the mind result from physical process in the brain, but ... Read full review

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I really wish this book had been assigned as a supplement to my otherwise bone-dry introductory Bio-psychology/neurology course. One review has noted that LeDoux's style is dry, but I have to say it is far more lively than the other Neuroscientist's prose. A great primer or supplement of the pre-medical or psychology student. 

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