Antonio Damasio


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Antonio Damasio Books

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Damasio Antonio.
He demonstrates that prefrontal cortical damage can no longer generate the emotions necessary for effective decision-making.

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness by Damasio Antonio.
The author's plain language and careful redefinition of key points make this difficult subject accessible for the general reader.

Antonio Damasio has shown with his researchs that emotions play a central role in social cognition and deision-making

Antonio Damasio M.D. Ph , was borned in Portugal in 1944. Damasio main interest: neurobiology of the mind, neural systems which subserve memory, language, emotion and decision-making.

With his research's Damasio has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and deision-making [2]. Damasio has published several books about the relationship between emotions and feelings.

Damasio is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, and the European Academy of Arts and Sciences. Damasio has received many awards .

Video Antonio Damasio. When Emotions Make Better Decisions

Antonio Damasio Quotes

When you experience the emotion of sadness, there will be changes in facial expression, and your body will be closed in, withdrawn. There are also changes in your heart, your guts: they slow down. And there are hormonal changes. Antonio Damasio. More Antonio Damasio Quotes.

You still have only one self and one identity. However, self, identity and personality are not things, they are not objects, and they certainly are not rigid. Instead, they are biological processes built within the brain from numerous interactive components, step by step, over a period of time. Antonio Damasio. There is no such thing as a disembodied mind.

References

1. Wikipedia.org. Antonio Damasio. Retrieved October, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Antonio_Damasio.jpg.
2. University of Southern California. Antonio Damasio. Retrieved October, 2010, from http://www.usc.edu/programs/neuroscience/faculty/profile.php?fid=27.

Selected Bibliography : Encyclopedia Britannica.