Gerald H ther, PhD, is the head of the Department of Fundamental Neurobiological Research at the psychiatric clinic of G ttingen, Germany. His research concerns the effects of fear, stress, psychological addiction, and nourishment on the brain. The Compassionate Brain: How Empathy Creates Intelligence was the first of his numerous books to appear in English.
"The Compassionate Brain presents readers with a 'user's-manual' for the brain, an evolutionary overview of its development and role in human culture, and a heartfelt plea for its intelligent and merciful use. This is the first of H ther's books to be translated into English. Let's hope this fascinating and provocative treatise is not his last." --Body and Soul