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Descartes’ Error Quotes

The book sags a bit in the middle editor please! Return to Book Page. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. A friend recommended this book to me because of our mutual interest in the philosophical problem of free will, especially as illuminated by the nature of the emotions. Damasio’s book is terrific, and works both as an introduction and a good guide for those studying neuroscience and cognitive science. Damasio takes on Descartes: One also realizes how much of a revolution in thought Damasio caused, and what an inspiration to others he has been.

From this, as well as experimental work with other victims of brain damage, Damasio draws the conclusion that “reason” as we typically think of it is not an abstract process, but a fundamentally embodied one: Want to Read saving…. Damasio takes advantage of some bizarre accidents to discover new things about the brain. Mar 07, Jon Boorstin rated it really liked it Shelves: Is this book very boring for a layperson to get through?

Also need ‘third-party ensemble’ to receive disp. I attribute this to Damasio’s prolix writing style.

Damasio does use some unqualified terms, but he does a reasonable job at keeping the very technical discussions brief or relatively well qualified by the context of the case studies. Much of the first part was familiar territory, as other authors have since quoted Damasio and cited his work extensively.


And overflowing with long winding research? The fallout from this main thesis is that proper “cool-headed reasoning”, decision making, and logical thought is influenced by emotion, and vice versa. Also, he defines the difference between feelings and emotions. And, significantly, all standard tests, of the time, did not show an antnoio problem. He is also in the editorial board of many important journals in the field. Pre-organized mechanisms, such as maintaining blood sugar levels, are not consciously monitored by the brain, but they do classify things or events as errp or “bad” due descates their impact on survival.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Pain can be simply the physical responses, i. Matter for Descartes was just the inert occupancy of a space extension. Serotonin is part of an exceedingly complicated mechanism which operates at the level of molecules, synapses, decartes circuits and systems, and in which sociocultural factors, past and present, also intervene powerfully. Lists with This Book. This book is all about emotions and feelings, but unlike soft-core psych read: Write a customer review.

For all sorts of reasons though, I’ll give this five stars – not least because it’s enjoyable and a highly accessible primer to some of the basic anatomy and hypothesised functions of the brain, and, most importantly, its embodiment: Mainly, that decision making isn’t rational, but involves a leap of faith. He sides with high-level theorists, pointing out that no matter how well we understand the constituent units of our neurological system, it is not sufficient to describe behavior until we account for dwmasio whole picture.

El error de Descartes: La emoción, la razón y el cerebro Humano

Jan 07, Corey rated it really liked it Shelves: Emotions and Feelings Primary Emotions: Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. The rest of the book took a consi After having read “The Feeling of What Happens” I thought I’d give this earlier work by the same author a read,as I have recently come across numerous references to it that elevate it to somewhat of a classic in its field.


What it made me think of, interestingly enough, was my old Social Science class. Recently Sam Kean’s “Dueling Neurosurgeons” pushed me hard enough. Since then I have read extensively in the realms visited by Damasio which were new to me: Damasio provides here a popular account of research in neuroscience that started with the famous case of Phinneas Gage, who, upon having a railroad spike shoved through his head by an explosion, changed from being an upstanding, reliable citizen into a scurrilous bastard with a gambling problem.

I’m a little puzzled as to why he looks forward to a time when ‘we’ will understand such a thing as aesthetic response. We all know persons who are exceedingly clever in their social navigation, who have an unerring sense of how to seek advantage for themselves and for their group, but who can be remarkably inept when trusted with a nonpersonal, nonsocial problem.

Jul 19, Nathan rated it really liked it. It became obvious I can get more out of this book with a gazillion videos, pictures and Wikipedia articles; after which I felt I had the sufficient background to visualize the big wall of text on what’s going on with long-ass-named parts such as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and how it’s connected to the other parts of the brain.

The older I get, the more I respect writers who do. Nov 02, Jeremy Lent rated it it was amazing.

Diseases of anfonio brain are seen as tragedies visited on people who cannot be blamed for their condition, while diseases of the mind, especially those that affect conduct and emotion, are seen as social inconveniences for which sufferers have much to answer. It reflects a basic ignorance of the relation between brain and mind.