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DESCARTES' ERROR: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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. Most neuroscientists agree that what we call the mind reflects the functions of the nervous system—in short, crudely speaking, the body ... Read full review

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The best popular science book I have ever come across.

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

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Well-argued and annotated with plenty of references to the then-current literature, Damasio makes a cogent argument for his hypothesis that emotions and reason are intimately connected. Read full review

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