Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind

My response to The Molecular Biology of Emotion.
Just listened to Dr. Candace Pert’s new audiobook, “Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind.” Dr. Pert is the scientist who discovered the opiate receptors in the brain. She was prominently featured in the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?.” If you haven’t seen it yet, you must turn off your computer right this instant and go rent a copy.
Very kewl stuff. I knew that the R-complex, the hindbrain, took care of autonomic functions. I never considered that the hindbrain was also the interface between the body and the brain as far as integrating the physical experience of a neurotransmitter with the emotional response to that neurotransmitter. And vice-versa.
What we do, then, is to rationalize our gut-level reactions and emotions and then either repress, modify, or act upon them.
Wow.
I definitely want to check out another of Ms. Pert’s books, “Molecules of Emotion.”

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