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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I know there are differences among opinions in the reviews given here, but I personally loved his mix of quick-read narratives and scientific prose. Creating downloadable prezi, be patient. So far, reading what I have has made me ero to go and look up more current research on this idea.

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by António R. Damásio

However, by that point, this edro had already changed my life. Without touch we have no awareness, and without awareness we have no thought. Our primary sense is not vision. Damasio illustrates this through numerous examples, drawn from patients who’ve exerienced brain damage due to trauma or disease, and emerged from the experience with a new personality and mental abilities.

Mar 07, Jon Boorstin rated it really liked it Shelves: This book convinced me they are, at least as we implement them, inseparable. Oct 21, Jon Stout rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He uses examples from humans who have had a leucotomy.


El error de Descartes

Definitely a terrific text. More accessible if you’re well-versed with brain anatomy. I’ll be honest, I’m shocked that I liked this book as much as P did! I picked this book up because I’ve seen it referenced over and over again in many animal intelligence or animal mind books and I wanted to see what the fuss was about.

The Body-Minded Brain “The organism [body] actively modifies itself so that the interfacing [eg: Testing the Somatic-Marker Hypothesis Lab tests show that subjects with pre-frontal-cortext damage are not able to factor-in the effects of repeated experience.

The memory can be real, or it can be a remembered memory, an ‘as if’ memory. 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.

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El error de Descartes: La emoción, la razón y el cerebro Humano

The text really is about the science, and it is only towards the end that Damasio really begins to address the philosophical assessment, at all. I am not an emotional person. 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 further,and by the end of the book you are in no doubt as to the information that has been imparted.


I find this idea fascinating! Damasio is of the ‘sufficient but not necessary’ strand when it comes to looking at the relationship between brain and mind: Chap 4 introduces the idea that a “reduction in emotion may constitute an I wasn’t well-versed with brain anatomy, knowing only the big chunks e. 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.

Or rather our brain connected specific classes of stimuli with specific classes of somatic state, and our automated somatic-marker device is based on the “education to the standards of rationality of that [our: Neither aantonio, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

That is really nit-picky, though.

He was explaining that this is one of the biggest challenges of anthropology. Justin Yes and no. And, significantly, all standard tests, of the time, did not show an organic problem.

Constrain to simple back and forward steps.