Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Antonio Damasio contends that rational decisions are not the product of logic alone - they require the support of emotion and feeling. Descartes' error: Emotion, reason, and the human brain (Book review). --from publisher description Neurologist Antonio Damasio has been interested in the relationship between cognition and emotion for a long time. Summary 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. Title: Descartes Author: Damasio … Used; Very Good. Drawing on his experience with neurological patients affected with brain damage, Dr Damasio shows how absence of emotions and feelings can break down rationality. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain is a book by neurologist Antonio R. Damasio, in which the author presents the argument that emotion and reason are not separate but, in fact, are quite dependent upon one another. Descartes is the real rigorous physicist here - he was after all one of the people who devised physics. Descartes, who celebrated the separation of ... His book Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain was recently published by Grosset/Putnam. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by Antonio R. Damasio Book Review By giving us some somatic markers, our feeling plays a … JAMA. Life Is but a Dream: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain" by António R. Damásio (Original Review, 1994-11-17) Dave Chalmers did a great job of making consciousness popular but his own view was 400 years out of date. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 1(2), 171-179. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain Anthony Damasio Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions … 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 person’s true being. Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst emotion, reason and the human brain by Antonio R. Damasio ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 6, 1994 Few neuroscientists today would defend Cartesian dualism—the idea that mind and body are separate—but Damasio takes one more leap: Not only are philosophers wrong to separate brain and body, but psychology's separation of reason from emotion is also wrong. ... Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD. Even modern