This is Your Brain on Emotions

April 4th, 2012

We live in a world in which we praise logic and reason.  Yet to a large extent we are still ruled by our emotions. Moreover, new research shows us the power of emotions and that to very real extent, we do just as well making our decisions and choices from a combination of emotion and reason. All of this relates to what we understand about how the emotional system works, what are the genetic and biochemical components of the brain and can we define and maybe even change our emotional style?

These are the areas of cutting edge research being explored by Dr. Richard J. Davidson. Davidson has defined six emotional dimensions that reflect the discoveries of modern neuroscientific research. My conversation with Dr. Richard J. Davidson about The Emotional Life of Your Brain.