DESCARTES'' ERROR - EMOTION, REASON, AND THE HUMAN BRAIN

DESCARTES'' ERROR - EMOTION, REASON, AND THE HUMAN BRAIN

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Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a persons true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio--"one of the worlds leading neurologists" ( The New York Times )--challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.



  • EAN

    9780143036227

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    336 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.6 cm

  • Largeur

    12.8 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.5 cm

  • Poids

    233 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

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