Anxiety is fascinating and something I've dealt with my entire life. New York University Professor, Neuroscientist, and Bestselling Author Dr. Joseph LeDoux, explains why the amygdala may not be the fear center of the brain, anxiety vs. fear, and a three-part construction for how to deal with anxiety which differs from the traditional anti-anxiety therapies.
Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School.
His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.
His book Anxious received the 2016 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids and performs with Colin Dempsey as the acoustic duo So We Are.
[5:40] Differences between anxiety and fear
[7:50] The role of the amygdala
[18:48] Studying split brains
[28:56] The set point of anxiety
[43:33] Understanding consciousness
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Synaptic Self https://amzn.to/2IyFTJO
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