Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
By (author) Antonio Damasio
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Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio
Book DescriptionIn the centuries since Descartes famously proclaimed, 'I think, therefore I am,' science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person's true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended until recently to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of "Descartes' Error". Antonio Damasio challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wonderfully engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099501640
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antonio Damasio
Emotions, Learning, and the Brain, Hardback (December 2015)
An orientation to affective neuroscience as it relates to educators.
Jeff Koons, Hardback (August 2014)
A fresh and engaging look at the controversial work of Jeff Koons, with insightful analyses and illustrations of all of his iconic pieces alongside preparatory works and historical photographs
Self Comes to Mind, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by Antonio Damasio
Shows that consciousness - what we think of as a mind with a self - is in fact a biological process created by a living organism. This title provides an investigative journey into the neurobiological foundations of mind and self.
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Author Biography - Antonio Damasio
Antonio Damasio is a University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Neurology, and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. Damasio's other books include Self Comes to Mind, Looking for Spinoza and The Feeling of What Happens. He has received the Honda Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, and, shared with his wife Hanna, the Pessoa, Signoret, and Cozzarelli prizes. Damasio is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He lives in Los Angeles.
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