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Matters of the Heart - History, Medicine, and Emotion

di Alberti  • 2010  • dettagli prodotto

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The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body. Across cultures it is seen as the site of emotions, as well as the origin of life. We feel emotions in the heart, from the heart-stopping sensation of romantic love to the crushing sensation of despair. And yet since the nineteenth century the heart has been redefined in medical terms as a pump, an organ responsible for the circulation of the blood. Emotions have been removed from the heart as an active site of influence and towards the brain. It is the brain that is the organ most commonly associated with emotion in the modern West. So why, then, do the emotional meanings of the heart linger? Why do many transplantation patients believe that the heart, for instance, can transmit memories and emotions and why do we still refer to emotions as 'heartfelt'?

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ISBN: 9780199540976

Titolo: Matters of the Heart - History, Medicine, and Emotion

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Editore: Oxford University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2010

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Misure: 13x26 cm

Pagine: 240

Peso: 0.4 kg