The Jordan Harbinger Show

543: R. Douglas Fields | Understanding Why We Snap

R. Douglas Fields (@RDouglasFields1) is a neuroscientist specializing in the cellular mechanisms of nervous system development, plasticity, and memory, and author of Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh listen!]

What We Discuss with R. Douglas Fields:

  • What is rage, and what evolutionary purpose does it serve?
  • What makes ordinary people “snap” — that is, react violently when triggered by rage?
  • Can we control our urge to snap when rage overtakes us?
  • Understand the nine triggers of rage.
  • LIFEMORTS: the mnemonic that helps us identify when rage intrudes so we can get a rational handle on it preemptively.
  • And much more...

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