100250: Molecules of Emotion(1st Edition)

About the Course:

This was a groundbreaking work in the scientific study of the mindbody connection. Pert combines her biomolecular expertise with sensitivity and wisdom to explain mindbody phenomenon such as “butterflies in the stomach” and body memories.


Candace Pert, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Candace Pert, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is widely regarded as a leading researcher and authority in the mindbody connection and was featured in Bill Mowers’ series Healing and the Mind.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe recent research findings regarding the role of neuropeptides and their receptors in the experience of emotion

  2. explain how this research has generated a new model for understanding the connections between emotions and body experiences

  3. describe the psychosomatic network that underlies body experiences such as “butterflies in the stomach”

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