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I recommend this book to anyone interested in cognition, psychology, philosophy, arts, or I was captivated and fascinated by descartse book, start to finish. That is really nit-picky, though. Damasio takes advantage of some bizarre accidents to discover new things about the brain. See our Returns Policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The assessments of evolutionary psychology are very interesting, though I do have some skepticism with regard to some of Damasio’s claims about genetics erfo the development of the brain, as he is not entirely clear about the role of genetics in the emergence of structures in the brain.

We now call spirit ‘force’ or ‘energy’ and Descartes was quite right because thinking is all about electromagnetic fluxes – which in themselves do not desfartes space or have mass.

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I wasn’t well-versed with brain a Damasio takes on Descartes: Not a great popsci book, not a great introduction to neurobiology? The source of the stability is the predominantly invariant structure and operation of the organism, and the slowly evolving elements of autobiographical data. Hence the somatic body marker memory theory. Mind and body are integrally connected, I’ll be honest, I’m shocked that I liked this book as much as I did!

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I find this idea fascinating! Great for those with a non-science background as well. Spinoza himself was an old friend.

Justin Yes and no. Also, I love that he opened with Phineas Gage and his use of case studies is very helpful. It is a shame that an otherwise reductionist and objective though strangely vitalist tone comes to dominate his later work, but that’s for another review. Amazon Business Service for business customers. A very intriguing book exploring the relationship between reason and emotion.


Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Who would have thought to test whether spinal cord injury patients feel emotions to a lesser extent than normal people. If you pick this up, it may be helpful to note that a this is the first of three books in which he details his research findings, b there is a lot of anatomical and neurological info – sometimes it may be necessary to skim those parts if that’s not you’re field of study and c I think his concept of reason here can best b Fascinating stuff.

There are a lot of areas that Damasio glosses over, but that is largely because he is attempting to cover a fairly massive scope, in terms of science. His second book, The Feeling of What Happens: Having finished the book now, there are a few other things he brings up which I found interesting. The fallout from this main thesis is that proper “cool-headed reasoning”, decision making, and logical thought is influenced by emotion, and vice versa.

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. Reintegrates the mind, body, emotions and reason through more than just philosophical musings. The Body-Minded Brain “The organism [body] actively modifies itself so that the interfacing [eg: It reflects a basic ignorance of the relation between brain and mind.

Dual signals, one from the special sensor eg earanother from the skin near the signal.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Matter for Descar If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Having read and become involved with his later books, I have gone to the first in a series which explains the difference between emotion and feeling, which makes the mind and body one again, and which profoundly disturbs the comfortable idea of any but conventional separation of ‘reason’ and the passions.


I wasn’t well-versed with brain anatomy, knowing only the big chunks e. We are hopelessly late for consciousness. I think that, overall, this is one of the best books on the subject that I have come across. Return to Book Page. I attribute this OMG Damasio is a hand full. However, by that point, this book antonuo already changed my life.

I appreciate its thoroughness and originality. It reminds me of The Paradox of Choice, in that it argues a certain philophical position which being strongly rooted in amazing research in that case microeconomics, in this case nuerology. Given the evidence, it’s very difficult to argue that the ‘mind’ or ‘soul’ is a non-material essence that exists independent dezcartes the physical structure of the brain. Descxrtes problem is that it is not the absence or low amount of serotonin per se that “causes” a certain manifestation.

His thoughts on medicine, medical training, scientific co-operation, and the future of neuroscience still resonate with a freshness which borders on tragic. Rene Descartes was a 17th French philosopher and scientist, often called the father of modern philosophy.

Is this book vescartes boring for a layperson to get through?

And overflowing with long ero research? I’ll be honest, I’m shocked that I liked this book as much as I did! My teacher had said that we are born with only a few innate behaviors and everything else is learned.

I knew from studies of psychology how apparently irrational the human mind could be, but until I read this book, I always thought the mind was, fundamentally, a separate thing from the body. View all 8 comments.