HART, Susan

Brain, attachment, personality. An introduction to neuroaffective development. Susan Hart. - London, Karnac, 2008 - xix, 379 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

"Translated by Dorte H. Silver"--T.p. verso. "First published in Danish in 2006 by Hans Rietzels Forlag"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-363) and index.

The dynamic brain in a dynamic environment : an epigenetic understanding -- Genetics and embryology : the cradle of personality -- The brain : a complex and dynamic structure -- Windows of opportunity : the programmable hardwired system -- Resonance, synchronicity, and mirror neurons : the basic units of brain circuitry and affect attunement -- The basic body-sensing and affect-regulating brain : brainstem and cerebellum -- The brain of motor systems and emotions : the diencephalon and the limbic system -- The brain of complex emotions, mentalization, abstraction, and reason : the parietal lobes and the prefrontal cortex -- Neurotransmitters, peptides, and hormones : the messengers of the brain -- The affect-regulating system of the brain -- Girls, boys, men, and women : the impact of sex hormones and environment on differences between the sexes -- The lateralized brain : right and left hemisphere -- Memory and its impact on the formation of personality and mentalization -- The foundation of personality : self and consciousness. The dynamic brain in a dynamic environment : an epigenetic understanding -- Genetics and embryology : the cradle of personality -- The brain : a complex and dynamic structure -- Windows of opportunity : the programmable hardwired system -- Resonance, synchronicity, and mirror neurons : the basic units of brain circuitry and affect attunement -- The basic body-sensing and affect-regulating brain : brainstem and cerebellum -- The brain of motor systems and emotions : the diencephalon and the limbic system -- The brain of complex emotions, mentalization, abstraction, and reason : the parietal lobes and the prefrontal cortex -- Neurotransmitters, peptides, and hormones : the messengers of the brain -- The affect-regulating system of the brain -- Girls, boys, men, and women : the impact of sex hormones and environment on differences between the sexes -- The lateralized brain : right and left hemisphere -- Memory and its impact on the formation of personality and mentalization -- The foundation of personality : self and consciousness.

"This is the best introduction to neuroscience for psychodynamic psychotherapists available today. It is sophisticated, comprehensive, up-to-date and at many points inspirational. It is accessible but never at the expense of oversimplification. It is highly informative, eschews speculation and is unusually clear in highlighting continuing gaps in our knowledge. This is an immensely valuable addition to all our libraries and is an ideal text for psychological therapists wishing to understand more about the revolution of knowledge that has taken place in neuroscience."--Professor Peter Fonagy.

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