Joseph E. LeDoux

Joseph E. LeDoux

Joseph E. LeDoux (born 1949), a neuroscientist, is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at New York University. He is also the director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety, multi-university Center in New York City devoted to using animal research to understand pathological fear and anxiety in humans. He received his Ph.D. in 1977 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

LeDoux's research interests are mainly focused on the biological underpinnings of memory and emotion, especially the mechanisms of fear.

LeDoux is also a singer and guitarist in the science-themed rock band The Amygdaloids [http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/53043/] .

Books

*"The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life", 1996, Simon & Schuster, 1998 Touchstone edition: ISBN 0-684-83659-9
*"Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are". 2002, Penguin Putnam, 2003 paperback: ISBN 0-14-200178-3

Media appearances

*LeDoux appeared in the March 2003 and July 2007 issues of "Discover Magazine" [ [http://discovermagazine.com/2003/mar/cover "Emotions and the Brain: Fear"] Discover Magazine, March 2003] (and "Discover Magazine" television series episode "Fear").

ee also

*António Damásio
*Emotion
*Emotion and memory

References

External links

* [http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/ LeDoux Laboratory]
* [http://www.cns.nyu.edu/CNFA/ Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety]
* [http://robothink.blogspot.com/2006/03/un-emotional-brain.html The Emotional Brain] - an article which claims the title of LeDoux's first book exceeded the scope of his material. Contains links to interviews with Joseph LeDoux.


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