Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio
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Descartes' Error
By Antonio Damasio

Descartes' Error

Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

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Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio

Book Description

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099501640
ISBN-10: 0099501643
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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