The Amygdaloids are a New York City band made up of scientists who shed their scientific garb at night and take to the stage with songs about love and life peppered with insights drawn from research about mind and brain and mental disorders.
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“Map of Your Mind” (video) - the featured‘single’ of The Amygdaloids’ EP, ‘All in Our Minds (Jan 27, 2012).
"All in Our Minds" EP Release Party (video)
The Beautiful Brain by Joseph LeDoux
I Got a Mind to Tell You by Joseph LeDoux
rogerdooley.com (September 17, 2015): What Your Amygdala Really Does, with Joseph LeDoux – An interview conducted by Roger Dooley. Covers The Amygdaloids and Anxious (the book and CD).
“I Got a Mind to Tell You” is a new blog by Joe. The goal is cut through the hype and provide straight talk about the brain. These days, there’s way too much unconstrained speculation that masquerades as fact. Dopamine in not the chemical of pleasure. Serotonin does not make your sad. Mental problems are not simply due to chemical imbalances. The right hemisphere is not the seat of creativity. The amygdala is not the wellspring of fear.
On July 14, Anxious the book and Anxious the CD launched. The book offers a new view of fear, anxiety and other emotions, and how problems with fear anxiety can be more effectively treated. The CD explores some of the same psychological themes of the book, but through music. The CD was recorded at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig (Eric Ambel, producer, Mario Viele , engineer). Cover art by Colin Webber at Viking and CD Design by Amanda Thorpe. Purchasers of the book receive a free download of the music (download code in the Preface).