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Descartes' error: emotion, reason, and the human brain. avon books

  title={Descartes' error: emotion, reason, and the human brain. avon books},
  author={A. Damasio},
  • A. Damasio
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • 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 the support of emotion and feeling. Drawing on his experience with neurological patients affected with brain damage, Dr Damasio shows how absence of emotions and feelings can break down rationality. He also offers a new perspective on what emotions and feelings actually are: a direct view of our own body… CONTINUE READING
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