18 May Your Brain's Emotional Life
Have you ever wondered why people react so differently to life's adversities and joys? Why do some quickly turn around after suffering a great loss, while others go into depression? Have you ever noticed that there are friends who celebrate every little victory, while others only know how to complain? This is all related to The Emotional Style of the Brain. After more than 30 years of research, neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson set out to pioneer the study of the mysterious mechanisms behind emotions and examine how they influence brain function. Davidson found that each emotional style is made up of six basic dimensions – resilience, attitude, social intuition, self-awareness, context sensitivity and attentiveness – and that unique emotional identity is determined by combining these dimensions to a greater or lesser degree. Through experiments with Buddhist monks, he found that, in the long run, meditation has the power to alter patterns of harmful brain activity and to strengthen empathy, compassion, optimism and a sense of well-being, stimulating mental qualities. positive. In this book, the author presents a new model of the emotional brain that can change the treatment of conditions such as autism and depression. It also shows you how you can become more aware of your emotional style – whether to accept yourself as you really are or to transform yourself – and how to better deal with the people you live with.