Fulton Books author, Lucy Biven, a psychotherapist, has completed her most recent book "A Short-Cut to Understanding Affective Neuroscience": a highly insightful volume that addresses important factors in neuroscience. Done in a straightforward manner, the author fleshed out Damaiso's and Panksepp's hypotheses by presenting a thorough discussion on subcortical structures and how they might create affective consciousness.
Biven shares, "This book clarifies and evaluates vast amounts of neuroscientific research, arriving at a clear and concise framework that demonstrates how to ground mental health practice in the results of neuroscience.
With a seamless narrative that weaves and explains complex theories, experimental research, and clinical practice, this book will interest mental health professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the affective life of people and other mammals.
Beginning with a survey of the theories of affective consciousness, this book first shows that, for all mammals, affects are unique experiences of pleasure and pain, emanating from deep noncognitive brain structures. These subcortical structures in and around the brain stem generate seven basic types of affective consciousness, the existence and breadth of which have important implications for the practice of psychotherapy and psychiatry. For example, two distinct types of anxiety, each originating in a different system, explain the effectiveness of different medications.
Understanding affects also provides the theoretical basis for conditioning where disparate ideas, as affect-laden memories, can become associated. Thus, by understanding a client's affects, a psychotherapist can make sense of seemingly disconnected ideas that arise in the therapeutic conversation."
Published by Fulton Books, Lucy Biven's book is an essential read for mental health professionals, psychotherapists, and anyone who's interested to know about the relationship between the brain and emotions.
Readers who wish to experience this instructive work can purchase "A Short-Cut to Understanding Affective Neuroscience" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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Original Source: Lucy Biven's New Book 'A Short-Cut To Understanding Affective Neuroscience' Is A Comprehensive Opus On The Foundations Of Affective Consciousness