The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment And the Developing Social Brain (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

A visual exploration of how the brain develops throughout our lives.

Just as neurons communicate through mutual stimulation, brains strive to connect with one another. Louis Cozolino shows us how brains are highly social organisms. Balancing cogent explanation with instructive brain diagrams, he presents an atlas of sorts, illustrating how the architecture and development of brain systems from before birth through adulthood determine how we interact with others.

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By Kimberley (The United States) · ★★★★★ · May 05, 2012
What I loved about this book was that it fully encompassed everything I already think I know about attachment and neuroscience, and then it went the next step into resulting pathologies when attachments go awry in the early years. Cozolino shares case studies that help breathe life into what repa... ...more
By Licia (The United States) · ★★★★★ · October 21, 2008
This information should change our world, but will it be given its due? Child care policies, parenting practices and health care initiatives should all be informed by the neuroscience of human relationships. We are social animals and Cozolino shows us how the brain is shaped by our relationships... ...more
By Rossdavidh (Austin, TX) · ★★★★☆ · January 02, 2015
Cozolino has a Big Idea which runs through this book, and it is this: in the same way that a neuron cannot be really understood without knowing about its connections to other neurons and how they work, the human being as a whole cannot really be understood without knowing about its social connect... ...more
By Sandra · ★★★★★ · February 27, 2013
WOW. What a read. I got this from the library and read this book in FULL. This book kept my attention and it goes into the development of the brain. Why can't we remember our 1st bday or being 6 months old? Well that part of our brain is not fully developed yet. Perhaps it is a good thing we don'... ...more
By Ryan (Memphis, TN) · February 05, 2014
A crash course in the evolution of consciousness and attachment for humans, this book definitely made me realize that as a mental health professional I really need to brush up on my brain biology and neuroscience. There is no escaping or denying that the counseling/psychological field is heading... ...more
By D. (Aurora, IL) · ★★★★★ · February 14, 2013
This book revolutionized the way I view both psychotherapy and medication. The brain truly is a social organ - manipulated and changed by our interactions, and vice versa. ...more
By Mark (Durham, D8, The United Kingdom) · August 20, 2013
A comprehensive nd interesting survey of the brain and its application to social psychology. Includes some interesting and relevant case studies that illustrate the points. ...more
By Chels (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 03, 2008
Amazing assessment of attachment and development and it's implications for adults and children alike! ...more
By Hannah (Yeosue, Korea, Republic of) · ★★★★★ · April 22, 2015
We hurt in relationships but we need relationships to be healed. Louis explains why we live in this paradox with his simple explanations of how our social brain functions. ...more
By J. (Andover, MA) · ★★★★★ · December 21, 2013
This book by Dr. Cozolino answers that question that I pose to my graduate level stuents ever time I teach psychopathology and how to use the DSM 5. Similar to his other work (The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain), he does an excellent job clarify how the bra... ...more