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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Descartes’ Error – Wikipedia

So far, reading what I have has made me want to go and look up more current research on this idea. Comments 0 Please log in to cescartes your comment.

I teach affective and developmental psychology. Damasio takes on Descartes: Feb 03, Abailart rated it it was amazing.

Constrain to simple back and forward steps. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

He’s successfully left me with some new ideas and has made a compelling thesis. Sapere ma non sentire: My analogy would be that emotions are like the sound box of a guitar, which gives timber and resonance to the vibration of the strings. Send this link to let others join your presentation: But I’m often lost as to the larger point Damasio is trying to make.


The cutting edge of neuroscience as applied to philosophy. The fact that he survived is astonishing, and is where many neuroscientists in the past have stopped, having proven some point or another about neuroanatomical structure. The rest of the book took a considerable effort to finish,as to understand a great deal of it requires one to read then re-read a sentence,then deliberate on it until its meaning becomes qntonio in your own linguistic terms.


I’ll finish this book, I’ll read the rest of his books, but dear god what a chore.

My interest in cognitive science and neuroscience were the natural outgrowths of my interest in computers and science fiction. We construct a state of self from: But after reading this hypothesis, it makes me think of that again.

Having read that book first, I approached “Descartes’ Error” with an antagonistic stance, ready to fight These are the emotions, as Damasio describes them neurologically. For the curious, Descarte’s “error” was the separation of mind and body, and consequently, an artificial dichotomy between rationality and emotion. Send the link below via email or IM Copy.

Somehow there was always something more enticing than “Descartes’ Error”, his first book. It became obvious I can get more out of this book with a gazillion videos, pictures and Wikipedia articles; after which I felt I had the sufficient background to visualize the big wall of text on what’s going on with long-ass-named parts such as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and how it’s connected to the other parts of the brain. An entire generation has passed and all too much of what he contemplates not only remains unresolved, but has been aggravated.

The Somatic-Marker Hypothesis When we consider a situation, we instantly remember sketchy memories and filter out the undesirable options, while paying more attention to the options with positive rewards. El error de Descartes. Damasio makes an excellent case on neurological grounds that rationality simply doesn’t w I had an unusually ambivalent reaction to this book and alternated between being fascinated and being, well, slightly bored.


Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

He uses examples from humans who have had a leucotomy. Antonio Damasio has written a fascinating book, taking as his point of departure a nineteenth century case of a man named Gage who had an iron spike neatly blown through his brain in a mining accident. The author uses historical medical examples of bizarre cases of brain damage, such as the story of Phineas Gage, a construction foreman from the s who survived a 3-foot metal rod passing through his head, suffering nothing but blindness in his left eye physically but a whole slew of mental and emotional problems due to t A very intriguing book exploring the relationship between reason and emotion.

And, significantly, all standard tests, of the time, did not show an organic problem I need to make more descarhes of the introduction. Refresh and try again. He is also in the editorial board of many important journals in the field.