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Emotional Intelligence for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 2

Bringing emotionalintelligence to life –through your body

The human body

The human body is an incredibly complex and integrated web of systems that is still not completely understood today. However, advances in technology and multiple fields of scientific research over the last two decades have helped scientists understand more about how these systems impact on one another, how they communicate with one another and the brain, and how they affect our emotional state, our health and our personal performance.

To try to understand these complicated connections, let’s start with some biology. Being “alive” means that our bodily systems are continually functioning, each creating a unique stream of information that is communicated between ...

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