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VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

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Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.

Wednesday, July 17th, 12:00pm

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781328915436
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - March 13th, 2018

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