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Damasio, Antonio R.

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Most widely held works by Antonio R Damasio
Descartes' error : emotion, reason, and the human brain by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

192 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 3,376 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 )

93 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,590 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 )

71 editions published between 2003 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 1,865 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 )

54 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,430 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 strange order of things : life, feeling, and the making of cultures by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

31 editions published between 2017 and 2021 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life."--Supplied by publisher
The Scientific American book of the brain( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 cutting-edge articles on current brain research by some of the biggest names working in the field
Feeling & knowing : making minds conscious by Antonio Damasio( Book )

17 editions published between 1901 and 2022 in English and Spanish and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the world's leading neuroscientists--a succinct, illuminating, wholly engaging investigation of the phenomenon of consciousness and its relation to life. In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the question of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent findings in biology, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence have given us the necessary tools to solve its mystery. Now, he not only elucidates its myriad aspects, but presents his analysis and insights in a way that is faithful to our own intuitive sense of the experience of consciousness. In the 48 brief chapters of the book, he helps us understand the relation between consciousness and mind; why being conscious is not the same as either being awake or sensing; the essential role of feeling; and the biological brain and development of consciousness. He synthesizes the recent findings of various sciences with the outlook of philosophy, and, most significantly, presents his original research which has transformed our understanding of the brain and human behavior. Here is an indispensable guide to understanding consciousness, the fundamental human capacity for informing--and transforming--our experience of the world around us and our perception of our place in it"--
Unity of knowledge : the convergence of natural and human science( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 303 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
Lesion analysis in neuropsychology by Hanna Damasio( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 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
TEDTalks : Antonio Damasio - The Quest to Understand Consciousness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 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
Neurobiology of decision-making by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 256 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
Der Spinoza-Effekt wie Gefühle unser Leben bestimmen by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where Buddhism meets neuroscience : conversations with the Dalai Lama on the spiritual and scientific views of our minds by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience resulted from meetings of the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the mind an ephemeral side effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? The Dalai Lama's incisive, open-minded approach both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists. The book consists primarily of dialogue and intense, frank conversations between the Dalai Lama and participants. Questions of perception, dualism, categories of consciousness, memory, dreams, the nature of mental illness, and the mind during and after death are all explored"--
Antony Gormley by Antony Gormley( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In conjunction with its exhibition of the work of the British sculptor Antony Gormley the Kunsthaus Bregenz is publishing a catalogue that presents a comprehensive look at the pieces on display. One of Gormley's central themes is the human body, which he uses in ever new constellations of large sculptural ensembles or as individual figures to investigate and call into question issues of space and perception." "The essays are written by the well-known neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, who interprets the artist's work from the perspective of awareness research, the philosopher Marcus Steinweg, who examines the sculptures from an epistemological standpoint, and Yilmaz Dziewior, who explores Gormley's work from an art historical point of view."--BOOK JACKET
L'ordre étrange des choses : la vie, les sentiments et la fabrique de la culture by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C'est à une réflexion radicalement nouvelle et profondément originale sur les liens qu'entretiennent les origines de la vie, l'émergence de l'esprit et la construction de la culture qu'Antonio Damasio nous convie dans ce livre, qui fera date. Conjuguant, dans une démarche pionnière, les acquis des sciences de la vie et l'apport des sciences humaines, Antonio Damasio montre que le vivant porte en lui une force irrépressible, l'homéostasie, qui œuvre à la continuation de la vie et en régule toutes les manifestations, qu'elles soient biologiques, psychologiques et même sociales. L'Ordre étrange des choses décrit comment, dans le cours d'une généalogie invisible, les émotions, les sentiments, le fonctionnement de l'esprit, mais aussi les formes les plus complexes de la culture et de l'organisation sociale, s'enracinent dans les organismes unicellulaires les plus anciens." [Source : 4e de couv.]
Psychologie de la connerie by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un monde sans connards est possible! En fait, non. Désolés. Mais ça n'empêche pas d'y réfléchir. La connerie, chacun la connaît : nous la supportons tous au quotidien. C'est un fardeau. Et pourtant les psychologues, spécialistes du comportement humain, n'ont jamais essayé de la définir. Mieux la comprendre pour mieux la combattre, tel est l'objectif de ce livre, même si nous sommes vaincus d'avance. Des psys de tous les pays, mais aussi des philosophes, sociologues et écrivains, nous livrent ici leur vision de la connerie humaine. C'est une première mondiale. Et peut-être une dernière, profitez-en! -- 4ème de couverture
Le sentiment même de soi : corps, émotions, conscience by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 73 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
Im Anfang war das Gefühl der biologische Ursprung menschlicher Kultur by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das neue Buch von Bestsellerautor Antonio Damasio: Wie die Gefühle unsere Kultur prägen Wie ist der Mensch zum Menschen geworden - und wie ist all das entstanden, was wir Kultur nennen? Der weltbekannte Neurowissenschaftler Antonio Damasio hat eine verblüffende Erklärung: Nicht Verstand und Intellekt, sondern die Gefühle haben dabei die entscheidende Rolle gespielt. Ein neuer, aufregender Blick auf die Fundamente menschlicher Zivilisation. (Quelle:
L'erreur de Descartes la raison des émotions by Antonio R Damasio( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur défend la thèse que la capacité d'exprimer et ressentir des émotions est indispensable à la mise en oeuvre des comportements rationnels. L'erreur de Descartes, selon Damasio, est de séparer l'esprit du cerveau et du corps. [SDM]
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The feeling of what happens : body and emotion in the making of consciousness
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 strange order of things : life, feeling, and the making of culturesThe Scientific American book of the brainFeeling & knowing : making minds consciousUnity of knowledge : the convergence of natural and human scienceLesion analysis in neuropsychology
Alternative Names
António Damásio hjerneforsker og forfatter

António Damásio médico neurologista e neurocientista português

Antonio Damasio Neurologi

Antonio Damasio neurologo, neuroscienziato e psicologo portoghese

Antonio Damasio neurologo, neuroscienziato, psicologo e saggista portoghese (1944-2022)

António Damásio neurólogo y profesor portugués

António Damásio neurologue portugais

Antonio Damasio neuroloog uit Portugal

Antonio Damasio portugál-amerikai neurológus

António Damásio portugalsko-americký neurovědec.

António Damásio portugiesischer Neurowissenschaftler


Damasio, A.R.

Damasio, A. R. 1944-

Damásio, A. R. 1944- (Antonio R.)

Damasio, A. R. (Antonio R.)

Damásio António

Damásio, Antônio, 1944-

Damásio, António João Gomes Rosa

Damásio, António João Gomes Rosa, 1944-

Damásio António R.

Damásio, António R. 1944-

Damasio, Antonio R. (Antonio Rosa‏(, 1944-

Damásio António Rosa

Damásio, António Rosa 1944-

Антонио Дамасио

אנטוניו דמסיו

דמאסיו, אנטוניו

דמסיו, אנטוניו

انتونيو داماسيو

آنتونیو دامازیو

أنطونيو داماسيو

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அன்டோனியோ டமாசியோ

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다마지오, 안토니오 R. 1944-

안토니오 다마시오


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