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28 Nov Antonio Damasio, prestigioso médico neurólogo, analiza en “El error de Descartes” la importancia de las emociones en la neurociencia y sus. A este propósito, hay que señalar que el Error de Descartes, publicado por Hanna Damasio, Saver entre otros, que hicieron posible que Antonio R. Damasio. Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain is a book by neurologist António Damásio, in part a treatment of the mind/body dualism question.

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Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Meeting learn more: I grew up, as did most people of my generation, with the metaphor of the mind as a computer, executing logical programs in a way that would have made Aristotle – and Descartes – proud.

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Dawkins don’t seem to value economy, clarity or functionality in their writing. Damasio is a brilliant writer, and there is a lot of thought put into that particular assessment of causal relationships.

Feb 03, Abailart rated it it was amazing. We touch our environment by taking a position within it, and only when we know where we are and how we are situated in our environment can we start using our other senses as comparative measures. Was no longer always doubled over in pain, now playing cards I think he’s trying to kill me. As one goes deeper into the argument he evincesand he clearly explains he is advancing an argument for understanding the mind, and what he writes is not holy writone gets caught up in the nuances and conflicts which have entered the world of neuroscience in the 20 years since “Descates’ Error’ was published.

Seemingly everybody since Descartes has knocked the dualism and still made use of the mind-body distinction.

antonlo After having read “The Feeling of What Happens” I thought I’d give this earlier work by the same author a read,as I have recently come across numerous references to it that elevate it to somewhat of a classic in its field. Dec 06, Tippy Jackson rated it really liked it Shelves: The older I get, the more I respect writers who do.

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Justin Yes and no. Ignore my bias of working in a body-centered cognitive neuroscience laboratory whose nascence was likely inspired by researchers such as Demasiobut Demasio’s theory resonates as a particularly well-informed “big-level” brain theory.

Damasio takes on Descartes: Jan 18, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: I attribute this to Damasio’s prolix writing style. Damasio not only provides us with gorgeous detail about the tragic accident that resulted in Phineas Gage’s custom-made tamping rod exploding through his skull, he also f The book starts with neuroscience’s cause celebre – a man whose head was pierced by a metal stake that passed through his neck and out of the top of his head.

The memory can be real, or it can be a remembered memory, an ‘as if’ memory. The assessments of evolutionary psychology are very interesting, though I do have some skepticism with regard to some of Damasio’s claims about genetics and the development of the brain, as he is not entirely clear about the role of genetics in the emergence of structures in the brain.

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. Because we are learning everything we know, it is so deeply ingrained in us, that even when we actively try to be objective and to sort of turn off our cultural bias, it is impossible. 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 be described as “social reason.

O erro de Descartes Antonio R. Damasio

This is an effective way to demonstrate that damage to specific parts of the prefrontal cortex can result in socially un-acceptable behavior, behavior that ignores long-term consequences, and is detrimental to the interests of the subject.

Mind and body are integrally connected, rationality is intertwined with emotion, the neocortex is built upon and descartws from, but is not superior to on its own, the subcortical levels of the brain, etc.

The book constantly warns against any sort of reductionism. I wasn’t well-versed with brain a Damasio takes on Descartes: Paperbackpages. This method is taxing to say the least and a vast amount of concentration was required for reading anymore than 10 pages at a time,but due to the interesting nature of the material one remains motivated to proceed descartss by the end of the book you are in no doubt as to the information that has been imparted. Who would have thought to test whether spinal cord injury patients feel emotions to a lesser extent than normal people.

I won’t delve too much into the implications for neuroscience, but Demasio’s claim only makes our task to describe the brain all the more difficult. Emotions are not “irrational”, they are not an enemy, they are an essential part of our intelligence and an important marker for setting goals and making decisions.

They big generalization, lots of exceptions e.

Descartes’ Error – Wikipedia

Damasio illustrates this Rene Descartes was a 17th French philosopher and scientist, often called the father of modern philosophy.

He explains that what we refer to as the mind cannot exist without receiving feedback from the body as he ponders the “brain hooked up to electrodes” question. Damasio does use some unqualified terms, but he does a reasonable job at keeping the very technical discussions brief or relatively well qualified by the context of th Damasio’s book is terrific, and works both as an introduction and a good guide for those studying neuroscience and cognitive science.

See all 3 questions about Descartes’ Error…. So far, reading what I have has made me want to go and look up more current research on this idea.

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. An entire generation has passed and all too much of what he contemplates not only remains unresolved, but has been aggravated.