The Highly Sensitive Brain is the first handbook to cover the science, measurement, and clinical discussion of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a trait associated with enhanced responsivity, awareness, depth-of-processing and attunement to the environment and other individuals. Grounded in theoretical models of high sensitivity, this volume discusses the assessment of SPS in children and adults, as well as its health and social outcomes. This edition also synthesizes up-to-date research on the biological mechanisms associated with high sensitivity, such as its neural and genetic basis. It also discusses clinical issues related to SPS and seemingly-related disorders such as misophonia, a hyper-sensitivity to specific sounds. In addition, to practical assessment of SPS embedded throughout this volume is discussion of the biological basis of SPS, exploring why this trait exists and persists in humans and other species.
The Highly Sensitive Brain is a useful handbook and may be of special interest to clinicians, physicians, health-care workers, educators, and researchers.
Complete reference focused on clinical assessment and scientific perspectives on Sensory Processing Sensitivity
About the Author
Dr. Bianca Acevedo is a research scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), a Visiting Scholar at New York University, as well as a private consultant, author, and public speaker. She has done extensive research on the neural basis of romantic love, high sensitivity, and mind-body interventions. Dr. Acevedo was the recipient of the 2012 International Women in Science Award. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Item Weight : 14.5 ounces
- Paperback : 222 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0128182512
- ISBN-13 : 978-0128182512
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Academic Press; 1st Edition (June 3, 2020)
- Language: : English