Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

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 …

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