Exuberance: The Passion for Life

Exuberance: The Passion for Life

Kay Redfield Jamison


With an identical grace and breadth of studying she dropped at her reviews of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one in every of its such a lot exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, bubbling emotion” manifests itself far and wide from child’s play to clinical step forward and is crucially very important to studying, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: the eagerness for Life introduces us to such particularly irrepressible varieties as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, in addition to Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. It explores no matter if exuberance could be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and records the equipment humans have used to stimulate it. The ensuing publication is an impossible to resist fusion of technology and soul.

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