What is happening in the brain when we drink too much alcohol, get high on ecstasy or experience road rage? Emotion, says
internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, is the building block of consciousness. As our minds develop we
create a personalized inner world based on our experiences. But during periods of intense emotion, such as anger, fear or
euphoria, we can literally lose our mind, returning to the mental state we experienced as infants. Challenging many preconceived
notions, Susan Greenfield's groundbreaking book seeks to answer one of science's most enduring mysteries: how our unique sense
of self is created.
This title is published as part of "Penguins for Science Week 2002".