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An exploration of the neurological and behavioral mechanisms and processes involved in intrusive thinking.
On any given day, unintended, recurrent thoughts intrude on our thinking and affect our behavior in ways that can be adaptive. Such thoughts, however, become intrusive and problematic when they are unwanted, become compulsive, or lead to socially or medically unacceptable behavior. This volume explores what goes on in our brains to create thought intrusions, and how these instrusions lead to maladaptive behavior.
Peter Kalivas is Professor of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Martin Paulus is Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 02/02/2021 - 12:00am
On Sale: 02/02/2021 - 12:00am