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Insensitivity to future consequences following damage to human prefrontal cortex
Following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, humans develop a defect in real-life decision-making, which contrasts with otherwise normal intellectual functions. Currently, there is noExpand
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The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
'The Feeling of What Happens will change your experience of yourself' New York Times Where do our emotions come from? What does it mean to be conscious? At its core, human consciousness is awarenessExpand
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Deciding Advantageously Before Knowing the Advantageous Strategy
Deciding advantageously in a complex situation is thought to require overt reasoning on declarative knowledge, namely, on facts pertaining to premises, options for action, and outcomes of actionsExpand
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Descartes' error: emotion, reason, and the human brain. avon books
Descartes' Error offers the scientific basis for ending the division between mind and body. Antonio Damasio contends that rational decisions are not the product of logic alone - they require theExpand
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The somatic marker hypothesis and the possible functions of the prefrontal cortex.
  • A. Damasio
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 October 1996
In this article I discuss a hypothesis, known as the somatic marker hypothesis, which I believe is relevant to the understanding of processes of human reasoning and decision making. The ventromedialExpand
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The feeling of what happens
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Different Contributions of the Human Amygdala and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex to Decision-Making
The somatic marker hypothesis proposes that decision-making is a process that depends on emotion. Studies have shown that damage of the ventromedial prefrontal (VMF) cortex precludes the ability toExpand
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Emotion, decision making and the orbitofrontal cortex.
The somatic marker hypothesis provides a systems-level neuroanatomical and cognitive framework for decision making and the influence on it by emotion. The key idea of this hypothesis is that decisionExpand
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Self comes to mind : constructing the conscious brain
This title is winner of the CORINE International Book Award 2011. It is from one of the most important neuroscientists at work today, a path-breaking investigation of a question that has confoundedExpand
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