The Healing Mind: The Vital Links Between Brain and Behavior, Immunity and Disease

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Macmillan, 1999 M12 23 - 384 páginas

In The Healing Mind, Dr. Paul Martin, a renowned professor behavioral biology, asserts that Wolfe's words are closer to the truth than we might imagine. Long the stuff of poetry and folklore, there is increasing scientific evidence that the brain and the immune system are inextricably linked. Dr. Martin illustrates with remarkable clarity that biological and psychological links that do indeed exist between mind and body--links that have in intricately constructed by evolution over the millennia, links that, when frayed or severed, are the root cause of more problems that you might imagine.

Drawing together the latest biological and medical findings, The Healing Mind explains how we can at last reconcile many commonplace notions about "psychosomatic" illness and stress with a modern scientific understanding of how the mind and body affect each other. Martin makes impressive use of literary references to illustrate the degree to which we commonly (and accurately) observe the link between health and psyche. Here, presented in a fascinating and uniquely accessible manner, are the latest scientific solutions to some ancient puzzles concerning the relationship between brain, behavior, immunity, and disease.

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For the nonscientist, an exceptionally readable—that is, both entertaining and enlightening—presentation of what is now known about how psychological and emotional states influence physical health ... Leer comentario completo

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Shadows on the Sun
27
The Inside Story
45
Mind and Immunity
81
The Demon Stress
117
Other People
151
The Wages of Work
173
Sick at Heart
190
Encumbered with Remedies
241
Exorcising the Ghost in the Machine
261
A Fresh Pair of Lenses
277
NOTES
315
REFERENCES
329
INDEX
357
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Dr. Paul Martin received his Ph.D. in behavioral biology at Cambridge University. He was a Harkness Fellow in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He subsequently lectured and researched at Cambridge University and was elected a fellow of Wolfson College. He and his family live in England.

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