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Abigail Marsh - The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between — in conversation with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown, directs the university’s Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience, which won the prestigious Cozzarelli Prize for its groundbreaking work on extraordinary altruism. Taking that research one step further, Marsh used fMRI to discover what happens in the brain to make some people respond empathetically to the fear of others while some remain indifferent. The answer, published here for the first time, lies in the amygdala, which controls the response to and memory of the emotions, especially fear. Combining her lab work with stories of both actual heroes and psychopathic patients, Marsh brings the science to life and shows how the amygdala affects everyday behavior.

Marsh will be in conversation with Barbara Bradley Hagerty, an award-winning NPR correspondent and the author of Life Reimagined.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781541697195
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Published: Basic Books - October 10th, 2017

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