46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
A superb account of practical brain research,
This review is from: The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life (Paperback)
LeDoux shows how the evolution of brain structure directly influences behaviour, emotion and thought. Knowing the simple fact that the amygdala has temporal perceptual dominance over the cerebrum (and for that matter more'control' as measured through the ratio of outbound-to-inbound neural connectors between the amygdala and the cortex) is the sort of basic scientific fact that will hopefully temper many of the more esoteric claims of psychology. This is an excellent book if you are interested in a scientific understanding of human behaviour. If you are more interested in 'philosophical' issues and language games - give it a miss.