The Highly Sensitive Brain

The Highly Sensitive Brain

Research, Assessment, and Treatment of Sensory Processing Sensitivity

1st Edition - May 16, 2020

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  • Editor: Bianca Acevedo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182512
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182529

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Description

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 humansand 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.

Key Features

  • Presents a neurobiological perspective of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)
  • Provides assessment criteria and measurement tools for highly sensitive children and adults
  • Discusses the health and social outcomes of being highly sensitive in children and adults
  • Examines clinical issues related to high sensitivity
  • Offers practical applications and a future vision for integrating high sensitivity in our society

Readership

Researchers, students, and clinicians in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, medicine, psychiatry, neurology

Table of Contents

  • 1. The basics of sensory processing sensitivity
    2. Assessment of sensory processing sensitivity across the lifespan
    3. Sensory processing sensitivity—For better or for worse? Theory, evidence, and societal implications
    4. Health and social outcomes in highly sensitive persons
    5. Etiology of sensory processing sensitivity: Neurobiology, genes, and evolution
    6. Clinical assessment of sensory processing sensitivity
    7. Clinical characteristics of misophonia and its relation to sensory processing sensitivity: A critical analysis
    8. The future of sensory processing sensitivity on planet
    Earth and beyond

Product details

  • No. of pages: 222
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: May 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182512
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182529

About the Editor

Bianca Acevedo

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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  • Antonio C. Thu Jun 18 2020

    Great research on how the brain of a highly sensitive person works

    PhD. Bianca Acevedo reveals all the keys to the functioning of people's brains with the Sensory Processing Sensitivity trait, in a clear and concise way. A scientific approach that helps researchers in our research. Thanks this book is a development for the study of sensitivity. Antonio Chacón, Psychology Doctorate Program, University of Seville.

  • Antonio C. Wed Jun 17 2020

    Splendid research on how the brain of a highly sensitive person works

    Dr. Acevedo reveals all the keys to the functioning of people's brains with the Sensory Processing Sensitivity trait, in a clear and concise way. A scientific approach that helps researchers in our research. Thanks Dr. Acevedo. Antonio Chacón, Psychology Doctorate Program. Sevilla University.