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Why we snap : understanding the rage circuit in your brain / Douglas Fields.

Fields, Douglas, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780525954835
  • ISBN: 052595483X
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-396) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience.
MEDICAL / Research.
Anger.
Violence.
Neurosciences.

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