Poetry and the Science of Compassion

After Professor Patrick Pietroni’s successful first small publication, The Poetry of Compassion, the second book, The Poetry of The Science of Compassion follows, again using a selected number of poems. Professor Pietroni outlines how science, especially neuroscience, has allowed us to begin to understand the biological, chemical, and physical nature of Compassion.  A brief description of the various neuro-transmitters which make up a compassionate response, is followed by an explanation of how the vagus nerve interacts with these transmitters and allows mankind to exert some conscious control over them. The poets and contributors include William Blake, Loretta Breuring, William Shakespeare, and Dylan Foss.

Professor Patrick Pietroni DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, U.K., the birthplace of Charles Darwin, as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently the Director of the Centre for the Study of Compassion at University of New Mexico. Pietroni has published several books and numerous academic articles. He founded and was editor of the Journal of Inter-professional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.

Size: 8.5 x 5.5 in.
Pages: 44
Plates: 8 color plates
ISBN: 978-1-934491-75-1
Price: $15

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