The Breakout Heuristic
The New Neuroscience of Mirror Neurons, Consciousness and Creativity in Human Relationships by Ernest Lawrence Rossi, Ph.D.
“The Breakout Heuristic is a welcome volume to anyone interested in Rossi’s chronobiological and psychobiological hypotheses of psychotherapy… Likewise, the overview of his ideas will interest those who are adherents of the naturalistic, or Ericksonian, form of hypnosis…First-time readers will also find this book a fascinating introduction to Rossi’s ideas. Mostly, The Breakout Heuristic is inspiring reading. Though firmly grounded in a biological model of psychology, and at times difficult to comprehend, a joie de vivre runs through all of his writing. Rossi conveys a sense of wonder at the creativity involved in simply being human. For this alone, The Breakout Heuristic is a worthy addition to any clinician’s bookshelf.” —Scott Hoye, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago.
These are the selected papers of Ernest Rossi, covering 1967 to 2007, and detailing his research into the then new area of neuroscience, specifically the three factors that facilitate brain growth: novelty, environmental enrichment and physical exercise. While these pages reveal the process by which Rossi explored, then expanded the concepts of psychosocial genomics and mind-body healing—they are also a celebration of the power of reason and inspiration.