Why are we desperate for what we don't have, or can't have, often at great cost to what we do have? Why do we risk our peace and contentment, even our lives? Why are we so moved by our addictions, either succumbing to them or spending our energy fighting them? This title illuminates how fundamental workings of brain are at the root of the problem.
DR. MARC LEWIS is a developmental neuroscientist and Professor of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, where he has taught and conducted research since 1989. The author of over 35 journal publications in neuroscience and developmental psychology, he is at the forefront of knowledge of the emotional brain and the neural foundations of personality development. Dr. Lewis co-edited" Emotion, Development, and Self-Organization: Dynamic Systems Approaches to Emotional Development" (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and co-authored with his wife Isabela Granic "Bed Timing" (HarperCollins, 2009) which applies developmental theory to help parents get their young children to sleep through the night.