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The Resource Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain, R. Douglas Fields, PhD

Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain, R. Douglas Fields, PhD

Label
Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain
Title
Why we snap
Title remainder
understanding the rage circuit in your brain
Statement of responsibility
R. Douglas Fields, PhD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The startling new science behind sudden acts of violence committed by ordinary, sane people from a leading neurobiologist According to R. Douglas Fields, PhD, we all have a rage circuit we can't fully control once it is engaged. The daily headlines are filled with examples of otherwise rational people with no history of violence or mental illness suddenly snapping in a domestic dispute, barroom brawl, or road rage attack. We all wish to believe that we are in control of our actions, but the fact is, in certain circumstances we are not. Something in our environment can unexpectedly unleash an automatic and complex rage response. Dr. Fields is an internationally recognized neurobiologist and authority on the brain and the cellular mechanisms of memory. He has spent years trying to understand the biological basis of rage and anomalous violence, and he has concluded that our culture's understanding of the problem is based on an erroneous assumption: that rage attacks are the product of morally or mentally defective individuals, rather than a capacity that we all possess. The sad truth is that the right trigger in the right circumstance can unleash a fit of rage in almost anyone. And as Dr. Fields reveals and details for the first time, there are precisely nine triggers. Fields shows that violent behavior is the result of the clash between our evolutionary hardwiring and triggers in our contemporary world. Our personal space is more crowded than ever, we get less sleep, and we just aren't as fit as our ancestors. We need to understand how the hardwiring works and how to recognize the nine triggers. With a totally new perspective, engaging narrative, and practical advice, Why We Snap uncovers the biological roots of the rage response and how we can protect ourselves--and others"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.89/142
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569.5.A53
LC item number
.F54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 171
Label
Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain, R. Douglas Fields, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Enraged -- 1. Snapping valley -- 2. Neurocircuits of rage -- 3. What are the triggers? -- 4. Reaching a verdict -- Part Two. Alert and agile -- 5. To do the right thing fast -- 6. The flavors of threats -- 7. Extrasensory perception? -- 8. Heroes and cowards -- 9. The best defense -- Part Three. Getting along -- 10. Sex...and love -- 11. A world of trouble -- 12. Beyond the circuit
Control code
ocn926623404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780525954835
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)926623404
Label
Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain, R. Douglas Fields, PhD
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Enraged -- 1. Snapping valley -- 2. Neurocircuits of rage -- 3. What are the triggers? -- 4. Reaching a verdict -- Part Two. Alert and agile -- 5. To do the right thing fast -- 6. The flavors of threats -- 7. Extrasensory perception? -- 8. Heroes and cowards -- 9. The best defense -- Part Three. Getting along -- 10. Sex...and love -- 11. A world of trouble -- 12. Beyond the circuit
Control code
ocn926623404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 408 pages
Isbn
9780525954835
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)926623404

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