Matters of the Heart

History, Medicine, and Emotion
Author(s): 
Bound Alberti, Fay
ISBN: 
9780199540976
Date published: 
January 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body, but it is the brain that is now commonly associated with emotion. Why then do emotional meanings of the heart linger? Matters of the Heart traces how emotions have been understood historically, addressing the shifting relationship from heart to brain as competing centres of emotion.