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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,059 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Candace B. Pert Narrator: Candace B. Pert Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 1997 ISBN: 9780743541398
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Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from one another or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?

In this groundbreaking audiobook, Candace Pert -- a neuroscientist whose extraordinary career began with her 1972 discovery of the opiate receptor -- provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.

From explaining the scientific basis of popular wisdom about phenomena like "gut feelings" to making comprehensible recent discoveries in cancer and AIDS research, Molecules of Emotion is an intellectual adventure of the highest order. Yet the journey Pert takes us on is one of personal as well as scientific discovery. Woven into her lucid explanations of the science underlying her work is the remarkable story of how -- faced with personal and professional obstacles -- she has grown as a woman and a mother, and how her personal and spiritual development has led to breakthroughs in her remarkable career.

Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work. Full of insight and wisdom, it is among those rare audiobooks which possess the power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Candace B. Pert…has managed to take the study of the emotional connection to the body…and present this information in not only an understandable manner, but an enjoyable one.”

    Caroline Myss, PhD author of Why People Don't Heal and How They Can

  • “Reading Molecules of Emotion filled me with molecules associated with joy, inspiration, and hope.”

    Christiane Northrup, MD author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

  • Molecules of Emotion is a highly inspiring story of the search for the biochemical links between consciousness, mind, and body that also weaves in Pert's deeply personal search for truth. Highly recommended!”

    Dean Ornish, M.D. author of Eat More, Weigh Less

  • “The coolest, smartest, hardest-core mind-body book I've seen in a while.”     

    Lynn Harris New York Daily News

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/14/2014

    " Our bodies are amazing. Read this book to get some specifics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Newman | 2/11/2014

    " After seeing the film "What the #$*! Do We know!?" I wanted to learn more about how " ... the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network... How our emotions, our minds and our bodies communicate in a way that could give us the powers to change the way we see the world and ourselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carri | 2/9/2014

    " This is one of my all-time favorite books. I love the subject of psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Candace Pert has an amazing way of making the subject understandable for the average person. Reading this book will change the way you think about your health and your body. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 2/1/2014

    " Scientists should not write novels about their research. But the facts were interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawne | 1/27/2014

    " A spiritual autobiography. A work narrative. A scientific description of how magic works. One of the most amazing books I've read. Ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis Rappleye | 1/20/2014

    " It is a fascinating book with incredible concepts on how the body actually works. It is a little misleading because so much of the book is about the way scientists conduct business and play their political schemes. You will learn a lot about how inefficient pharmacology really is, and you may not trust your medications anymore. But, all in all a very good book that has made a difference in the way i see my body and mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 12/31/2013

    " Fascinating scientific evidence that the mind resides in the entire body--gets very detailed into peptides and receptors for skeptics. Could have done without the personal career journey of the scientist though.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra Silva | 12/23/2013

    " The author was beyond irritating. The content was good in so much as it was an interesting view into the life of a scientist. The information about peptides was well formed but it felt like it took her the whole book to get to the "point" she was supposedly trying to make. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whitney | 12/17/2013

    " I think I was expecting something different, not so science driven. It was interesting though, but the science part I just found boring. I wish she had discussed more about how the molecule she discovered connects the body with the mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Vannucci | 12/1/2013

    " An important book that makes the science behind mind-body medicine brilliantly accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/29/2013

    " Pretty much a life-changing book. A look at how we become physiologically addicted to our emotions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Vannucci | 11/24/2013

    " An important book that makes the science behind mind-body medicine brilliantly accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaeldelicio | 10/22/2013

    " Written by a molecular scientist, Pert provides evidence on how our emotions have chemical properties, and how, conversely, our physiognomy can be affected by our emotions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/13/2013

    " It's a good story with good science in it, about a real human being. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 8/24/2012

    " I'm ready this for a school literature review. Interesting so far. However as she got into it it was all self pomp and how she was hard done by. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alisha G | 6/3/2012

    " If there is a more obnoxious, arrogant, self-aggrandizing author, I have yet to read her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Harris | 3/14/2012

    " Absolutely amazing ~ love learning about our bodies and just how truly miraculous we are. Thank you Candace Pert, for ALL of your works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/26/2011

    " This is a book that I've listened to and really enjoyed it/her. Very interesting the science and her personal story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle C | 11/7/2009

    " Neurological and cellular basis for emotional experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Edwards | 7/23/2007

    " This is so good, I ended up buying everything I could from her. She has a lovely way of weaving her biographical story in with her study of medicine and healing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 7/30/2005

    " I loved this book. There is still a scientist lurking inside me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wolfie | 1/13/2003

    " Dr. Pert makes things scientific easy to understand! We have such a wonderful bodymind and Dr. Pert makes a person want to treat it better then we do. Keep up the awesome research and writing Dr. Pert! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Christian | 9/9/2000

    " peptide proteins and your emotions a fabulous mix, now if we could just make them work the way we wanted them to we'd be perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/22/2000

    " Wow, this is sooooo cool! And a bit scary too. We have over 100 trillon cells in our body and each cell has 6 gigabite of memory...ancestory memory?! "

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About the Author

Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., is a research professor in the physiology and biophysics department at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she also conducts AIDS research. She was featured in Bill Moyers's book and PBS series Healing and the Mind, and lectures extensively throughout the country.