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Is science ever enough to explain why we feel the way we feel?

In this engaging account, renowned neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto blends cutting-edge scientific research with personal stories to reveal how our brains generate our emotions. He demonstrates that while modern science has expanded our knowledge, investigating art, literature, and philosophy is equally crucial to unraveling the brain’s secrets. What can a brain scan, or our reaction to a Caravaggio painting, reveal about the deep seat of guilt? Can ancient remedies fight sadness more effectively than antidepressants? What can writing poetry tell us about how joy works? Structured in seven chapters encompassing common human emotions—anger, guilt, anxiety, grief, empathy, joy, and love—Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love offers a way of thinking about science and art that will help us to more fully understand ourselves and how we feel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I finished feeling that I had learned a lot effortlessly…his expressive style of writing is very enjoyable to read.”

    Popular Science

  • “Engaging…very refreshing. His analogies and images when explaining the science are often illuminating and sometimes inspired.”

    Times (London)

  • “Intriguing…eye-opening. Frazzetto explains with admirable clarity.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Frazzetto’s book guides readers through the latest neurological research, stopping at each revelation to question what has been discovered.”

    The New Statesman (London)

  • “[An] intriguing book…An enjoyable illumination of ‘that most private and shadowy territory, our emotions.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A masterful meld of science, art, and memoir on what makes us human.”

    Allen Frances, author of Saving Normal

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2014
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