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Damasio, Antonio R.

Works: 137 works in 646 publications in 13 languages and 12,526 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Classification  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, pre, Interviewee, Creator, zxx, Other, Collaborator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QP401, 153
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antonio R Damasio
Descartes' error : emotion, reason, and the human brain by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

172 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Although I cannot tell for certain what sparked my interest in the neural underpinnings of reason, I do know when I became convinced that the traditional views on the nature of rationality could not be correct." Thus begins a book that takes the reader on a journey of discovery, from the story of Phineas Gage, the famous nineteenth-century case of behavioral change that followed brain damage, to the contemporary recreation of Gage's brain; and from the doubts of a young neurologist to a testable hypothesis concerning the emotions and their fundamental role in rational human behavior." "Drawing on his experiences with neurological patients affected by brain damage (his laboratory is recognized worldwide as the foremost center for the study of such patients), Antonio Damasio shows how the absence of emotion and feeling can break down rationality. In the course of explaining how emotions and feelings contribute to reason and to adaptive social behavior, Damasio also offers a novel perspective on what emotions and feelings actually are: a direct sensing of our own body states, a link between the body and its survival-oriented regulations, on the one hand, and consciousness, on the other." "Descartes' Error leads us to conclude that human organisms are endowed from the very beginning with a spirited passion for making choices, which the social mind can use to build rational behavior."--Jacket
The feeling of what happens : body and emotion in the making of consciousness by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new theory of consciousness and the construction of identity focuses on the body's reaction to its world, postulating that a complex relationship between body, emotion, and mind is required to configure the self
Looking for Spinoza : joy, sorrow, and the feeling brain by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completing the trilogy that began with Descartes Error and continued with "The Feeling of What Happens," noted neuroscientist Damasio now focuses the full force of his research on emotions as he shows how joy and sorrow are cornerstones of humankind's survival. "One of the best brain stories of the decade."-"New York Times Book Review." 30 illustrations throughout. (Philosophy). Completing the trilogy that began with Descartes' Error and continued with The Feeling of What Happens, noted neuroscientist Antonio Damasio now focuses the full force of his research and wisdom on emotions. He shows how joy and sorrow are cornerstones of our survival. As he investigates the cerebral mechanisms behind emotions and feelings, Damasio argues that the internal regulatory processes not only preserve life within ourselves, but they create, motivate, and even shape our greatest cultural accomplishments. If Descartes declared a split between mind and body, Spinoza not only unified the two but intuitively understood the role of emotions in human survival and culture. So it is Spinoza who accompanies Damasio as he journeys back to the seventeenth century in search of a philosopher who, in Damasio's view, prefigured modern neuroscience. In Looking for Spinoza Damasio brings us closer to understanding the delicate interaction between affect, consciousness, and memory-the processes that both keep us alive and make life worth living. Drawing on research and patients' case studies, leading neurologist Damasio (U. of Iowa Medical Center), author of Descartes' Error, deconstructs the life and thought of this radical 17th century Dutch-Jewish philosopher, who anticipated modern views on mind-body unity, as a springboard for his model of the biological basis for emotions and feelings. This general audience treatment includes illustrations, a glossary, and chronology. Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe-these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. Thought to be too private for science to explain and not essential for understanding cognition, they have largely been ignored. But not by Spinoza, and not by Antonio Damasio. Here, in a humane work of science, Damasio draws on his innovative research and on his experience with neurological patients to examine how feelings and the emotions that underlie them support human survival and enable the spirit's greatest creations. Looking for Spinoza reveals the biology of our sophisticated survival mechanisms. It rediscovers a thinker whose work prefigures modern neuroscience, not only in his emphasis on emotions and feelings, but also in his refusal to separate mind and body. Together, the scientist and the philosopher help us understand what we're made of, and what we're here for. Based on laboratory investigations but moving beyond those to society and culture, Looking for Spinoza is a master work of science and writing. Antonio Damasio, widely recognized as one of the world's leading neuroscientists, has for decades been investigating the neurobiological foundations of human life. In Descartes' Error he explored the importance of emotion in rational behavior, and in The Feeling of What Happens he developed the neurobiology of the self. Damasio's new book on feeling and emotion offers unexpected grounds for optimism about our survival and the human condition
Self comes to mind : constructing the conscious brain by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an investigation of a question that has confounded philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists for centuries: how is consciousness created? The author, a neuroscientist has spent the past thirty years studying and writing about how the brain operates, and his work has garnered acclaim for its singular melding of the scientific and the humanistic. In this book he goes against the long standing idea that consciousness is somehow separate from the body, presenting compelling new scientific evidence that consciousness, what we think of as a mind with a self, is to begin with a biological process created by a living organism. Besides the three traditional perspectives used to study the mind (the introspective, the behavioral, and the neurological), he introduces an evolutionary perspective that entails a radical change in the way the history of conscious minds is viewed and told. He also advances a radical hypothesis regarding the origins and varieties of feelings, which is central to his framework for the biological construction of consciousness: feelings are grounded in a near fusion of body and brain networks, and first emerge from the historically old and humble brain stem rather than from the modern cerebral cortex. He suggests that the brain's development of a human self becomes a challenge to nature's indifference and opens the way for the appearance of culture, a radical break in the course of evolution and the source of a new level of life regulation, sociocultural homeostasis. He leaves no doubt that the blueprint for the work in progress he calls sociocultural homeostasis is the genetically well-established basic homeostasis, the curator of value that has been present in simple life forms for billions of years. This book is a journey into the neurobiological foundations of mind and self
The Scientific American book of the brain( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 cutting-edge articles on current brain research by some of the biggest names working in the field
Lesion analysis in neuropsychology by Hanna Damasio( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on neuroanatomical studies in humans, this book describes the main behavioral syndromes resulting from focal brain damage, providing a comprehensive view of what is known about brain/behavior relationships
Unity of knowledge : the convergence of natural and human science( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the result of a conference ... sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and held on June 23 through 25, 2000 in New York City"--Page [v]
Neurobiology of decision-making by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now decision-making has been studied in the fields of psychology, artificial intelligence, and economics - to name just a few - while neuroscientific research has paid only little attention to it. But now the importance of decision-making has become indisputable, especially in the context of reasoning processes that culminate in the personal and social decisions that define rationality. This book contains articles by leading researchers in experimental neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neurochemistry, neurocomputation, experimental psychology, and philosophy, discussing the contributions made by these disciplines to the emerging field of neurobiology of decision-making
TEDTalks : Antonio Damasio - The Quest to Understand Consciousness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness--that is a marvelous fact--but what exactly is it that we regain? In this TEDTalk, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. Damasio's work has had a major influence on current understanding of our neural systems, which underlie memory, language, and consciousness. A streaming videorecording
Antony Gormley by Antony Gormley( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self comes to mind constructing the conscious brain by Antonio R Damasio( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self Comes to Mind is a nuanced and original chronicle of the evolution of the human brain. It reveals how the brain's development of a self becomes a challenge to nature's indifference and opens the way for the appearance of culture, a radical break in the course of evolution. Damasio views brain development through the lens of biological evolution, starting with the simplest organisms that exhibit elaborate life regulation devices but do not require brains
The feeling of what happens body and emotion in the making of consciousness by Antonio R Damasio( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damasio believes that it is through our senses and their transference into emotion that we become conscious
Les langues du monde( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On définit l'humanité par la possession du langage. Vecteurs privilégiés des communications humaines, les langues du monde évoluent avec les échanges culturels et biologiques. Les études de langues progressent au rythme des connaissances acquises sur les mécanismes de fonctionnement du cerveau, sur la structure des langues et sur les modifications de notre patrimoine génétique
Jeff Koons : a retrospective by Jeff Koons( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the breadth and depth of thirty-five years of work by Jeff Koons (b. 1955), one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century, this volume features all of his most famous pieces. In an overview essay, Scott Rothkopf carefully examines the evolution of Koons's work and his development over the past thirty-five years, offering a scholarly perspective on the artist's multi-faceted career
En busca de Spinoza : neurobiología de la emoción y los sentimientos by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunque muchos de los científicos que intentan averiguar cómo comprendemos y pensamos los humanos parecen haberse olvidado de ello, las emociones del tipo de, por ejemplo, la alegría, la tristeza, la envidia o la admiración desempeñan un papel fundamental en nuestras vidas y son esenciales para entender realmente en qué consiste eso que denominamos pensamiento humano. Antonio Damasio, el neurólogo que ha dedicado su vida al estudio de las bases neurobiológicas de la vida humana, no es, ciertamente, uno de esos científicos en cuyos trabajos las emociones y sentimientos no encuentran lugar. En este nuevo libro, el profesor Damasio se suma, aunque desde el lado de la ciencia, de las neurociencias, a una tradición no muy frecuentada, cierto es que tiene en el filósofo holandés Spinoza (que consideraba que los sentimientos y emociones constituían los aspectos centrales de la humanidad) uno de sus principales exponentes. Nadie debería dejar de leer este En busca de Spinoza, obra tan actual como imprescindible para comprender el importante papel que juegan los sentimientos y cómo explica la biología nuestros mecanismos de supervivencia necesaria
Handbook of neuropsychology by Sidney J Segalowitz( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het zelf wordt zich bewust : hersenen, bewustzijn, ik by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het ontstaan en de aard van het menselijk bewustzijn als biologisch proces in de hersenen
Julião Sarmento : Echo : [exhibition] Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven by Julião Sarmento( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y el cerebro creó al hombre : cómo pudo el cerebro generar emociones, sentimientos, ideas y el yo? by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cervelli che parlano : il dibattito su mente, coscienza e intelligenza artificiale( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The feeling of what happens : body and emotion in the making of consciousness
Alternative Names
António Damásio médico neurologista e neurocientista português

Antonio Damasio neurologo, neuroscienziato e psicologo portoghese

Antonio Damasio neuroloog uit Portugal

Antonio Damasio neuroscientist and professor at the University of Southern California

António Damásio portugiesischer Neurowissenschaftler

Damasio, A. R.

Damasio, A. R. 1944-

Damasio, A. R. (Antonio R.)

Damásio, António

Damasio, Antonio 1944-

Damásio António João Gomes Rosa

Damásio,‏ ‎António R.

Damasio, Antonio R. 1944-

Damásio,‏ António Rosa

Damásio, António Rosa 1944-

Антонио Дамасио

אנטוניו דמסיו

דמאסיו, אנטוניו

آنتونیو دامازیو

أنطونيو داماسيو

আঁতনিউ দামাজিউ

다마지오, 안토니오 1944-

안토니오 다마시오


ダマジオ, アントニオ・R

The feeling of what happens : body and emotion in the making of consciousnessLooking for Spinoza : joy, sorrow, and the feeling brainSelf comes to mind : constructing the conscious brainThe Scientific American book of the brainLesion analysis in neuropsychologyUnity of knowledge : the convergence of natural and human scienceAntony GormleySelf comes to mind constructing the conscious brain