The Feeling of what Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness
One of the world's leading experts on the neurophysiology of emotions, Professor Antonio Damasio shows how our consciousness, our sense of being, arose out of the development of emotion. At its core, human consciousness is consciousness of the feeling, experiencing self, the 'very thought of' oneself. Brilliantly wide-ranging in his scope, Damasio illustrates his thesis with fascinating and illuminating neurological case studies that are both stimulating and provocative.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing
The publication of this book is an event in the making. All over the world scientists, psychologists, and philosophers are waiting to read Antonio Damasio's new theory of the nature of consciousness ... Read full review
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The best account on consciousness i've read so far. Damasio addresses the problem from a biological and evolutionary perspective and show us that consciousness is not the monolith we are used to think ... Read full review