July 16, 2015

Joseph LeDoux spoke about his book, Anxious, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Drawing on the latest research from NYU’s Center for Neural Sciences, LeDoux, a professor of science at the Center and the author of The Synaptic Self and The Emotional Brain, looks at fear and anxiety as products of conscious experiences as well as of the brain’s non-conscious processes, a duality that suggests successful treatment calls for both new drugs and fresh methods of psychotherapy. LeDoux’s lucid explanations are at once a fascinating glimpse of how brains work and a source of hope for the forty million Americans suffering from anxiety and related disorders.

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ISBN: 9780670015337
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Published: Viking - July 14th, 2015

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Published: Penguin Books - August 23rd, 2016

May 30, 2015

Nancy Sherman spoke about her book, Afterwar, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The author of The Untold War and Stoic Warriors, Sherman teaches at Georgetown and served as the Inaugural Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Drawing on a background in philosophy as well as in psychoanalysis, Sherman addresses questions of moral responsibility regarding the 2.6 million soldiers now returning home, and shows how society needs to consider issues ranging from disappointment to alienation to traumatization to help veterans find the inner peace they’ve lost during their service on the frontlines.

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ISBN: 9780199325276
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 6th, 2015

January 17, 2015

Dr. Frances Jensen spoke about her book, The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, at Politics & Prose on Friday, January 16, 2014.

Dr. Jensen, head of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, draws on clinical experience and recent research to show that in adolescence the brain has not yet reached adult maturity. Exploring what this means for judgment, multi-tasking, sleep needs, and other behaviors, Jensen offers advice for both teens and parents.

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ISBN: 9780062067852
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2016

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