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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain (Paperback)
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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 06/07/2006
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099501640
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A thought-provoking account * New Scientist *
Rich in provocative concepts about intelligence, memory, creativity and passion * Los Angeles Times *
idiosyncratic and engaging * The Times *
Damasio is a profound thinker and an elegant writer...Descartes' Error is a fascinating exploration of the biology of reason and its inseparable dependence on emotion -- Oliver Sacks
Crucial reading * New York Times Book Review *

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Fantastically eloquent but accessible description of how the brain processes emotion and what happens when that processing fails. Damasio's erudition shines through and at the same time he allows you to feel you... More

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