Dr. Kristine Lundgren

Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor, 2009
Professor, 2018

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live - and How You Can Change Them
by Richard Davidson & Sharon Begley

As a clinician and researcher, I've had a lifelong interest in the brain and how it functions. When the brain is damaged, due to stroke or traumatic brain injury we often observe behavioral changes that impact social/emotional skills. There are few treatment programs that address ways in which one can improve emotional functioning and thus Davidson’s work is ground breaking. In this book, Davidson and colleagues address the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as provide methods to promote emotional growth and development. At the Center for Healthy Minds, Davidson has conducted rigorous scientific research to bring new insights into the brain and the use of meditation to improve its functioning. His research has advanced the field of behavioral neuroscience, and, more specifically, demonstrated how training programs, particularly mindfulness training, can induce measurable changes in the brain. In this book, Davidson and colleagues present their findings and offer new directions for inquiry.

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