Descartes' Error : Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
Descartes' Error Emotion Reason and the Human Brain Author:Antonio Damasio Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a persons 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 Desc... more »artes Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio"one of the worlds leading neurologists" (The New York Times)challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously 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 behavior.« less
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