The Science of Happiness

We all know what it feels like to be happy, but what mechanisms inside our brains trigger such a positive emotion? What does it really feel to be happy, and why can't we feel that way all the time?

Psychologists and neuroscientists have been studying negative emotions for decades, but until recently few have focused on the subject of happiness.

Now, in "The Science of Happiness", leading science writer Stefan Klein ranges widely across the latest frontiers of neuroscience and psychology to explain how happiness is generated in our brains, what biological purpose it serves, and the conditions required to foster the "pursuit of happiness". A remarkable synthesis of a growing body of research that has not heretofore been brought together, "The Science of Happiness" is, ultimately, a book that helps us to understand our own quest for happiness - and is certain to make you happier. 

English Translation: Stephen Lehmann