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Damasio, Antonio R.

Overview
Works: 135 works in 558 publications in 12 languages and 12,248 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, pre, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: QP401, 153
Publication Timeline
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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 )
84 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,985 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 )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and French and held by 2,410 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 )
42 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,797 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 )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,255 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 )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 844 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 )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 323 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 320 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]
Descartes' Irrtum : Fühlen, Denken und das menschliche Gehirn by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neurobiology of decision-making by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 185 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
Spinoza avait raison : joie et tristesse, le cerveau des émotions by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complétant la trilogie commencée avec ##L'erreur de Descartes## et ##Le sentiment même de soi##, le dernier ouvrage de Damasio présente une synthèse très complète de ses travaux et hypothèses. En particulier sur le sentiment dans ses relations avec le corps, le cerveau et l'esprit. Il rend également un hommage justifié à un philosophe méconnu, Spinoza. Celui qui préfigure le mieux selon l'auteur, la neurobiologie moderne de l'émotion, du sentiment et du comportement social. [SDM]
Ich fühle, also bin ich : die Entschlüsselung des Bewusstseins by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ik voel dus ik ben : hoe gevoel en lichaam ons bewustzijn vormen by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A leading expert of the neurophysiology of emotions, Damasio shows how our consciousness arose out of the development of emotion. At its core human consciousness is consciousness of the feeling and experiencing self
Antony Gormley by Antony Gormley( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Spinoza-Effekt : wie Gefühle unser Leben bestimmen by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Self comes to mind constructing the conscious brain by Antonio R Damasio( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 86 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
Selbst ist der Mensch : Körper, Geist und die Entstehung des menschlichen Bewusstseins by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vom Sein zum Bewusstsein Eine atemberaubende Reise in die Tiefen des menschlichen Geistes Antonio Damasio ist einer der bedeutendsten Neurowissenschaftler unserer Zeit, seine Bücher sind internationale Bestseller. In seinem neuesten Werk widmet er sich einer Frage, die Neurologen, Philosophen und Psychologen seit Jahrhunderten rätseln lässt: Wie entsteht Bewusstsein? Mit seiner Antwort erklärt Damasio, wie der Mensch zum selbstbewussten Wesen wurde und dabei Fähigkeiten wie Sprache, Kreativität und Moral entwickelte. Antonio Damasio ist Professor für Neurowissenschaften, Neurologie und Psychologie an der University of Southern California und Direktor des dortigen Brain and Creativity Institute. Für seine Arbeit wurde er mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, zuletzt erhielt er den renommierten Honda-Preis und die Corine. Damasio ist Fellow der American Academy of Arts and Sciences sowie Mitglied der National Academy of Sciences. Seine Bücher, darunter "Descartes' Irrtum" (1995) und "Ich fühle, also bin ich" (2000), sind internationale Bestseller und wurden in über 30 Sprachen übersetzt
The feeling of what happens body and emotion in the making of consciousness by Antonio R Damasio( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Damasio believes that it is through our senses and their transference into emotion that we become conscious
El Error de Descartes : la emoción, la razón y el cerebro humano by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les langues du monde ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 56 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
L'errore di Cartesio : emozione, ragione e cervello umano by Antonio R Damasio( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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-
דמאסיו, אנטוניו
ダマジオ, アントニオ・R
Languages
English (208)
German (68)
French (37)
Italian (23)
Spanish (19)
Dutch (8)
Chinese (3)
Portuguese (3)
Japanese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Finnish (1)
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