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The associations of emotions ,feelings with the neural mapping of body states was interesting to read but I did not really grasp everything under that and same with Emotions vs reflexes, Feelings vs background emotions.

eamasio In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza devoted much of his life’s work examining how these emotions supported human survival, yet hundreds of years later the biological roots of what we feel remain a mystery.

But it is easy to see how Spinoza could become a favorite of a broad minded neurologist. Connosco e com os que amamos.

Damasio has a lot to say about emotions and the structure of the brain, some of it exhaustingly detailed. Damasio clearly wants to do more with Spinoza’s philosophy and Neurobiology, he just does not have the command of the philosophy to pull it damasik. Sep 09, Niklas rated it liked it. Note that the words “emotion” and “motivation” share gusca same linguistic root: But Damasio also claims that knowing these details we must be able to willfully regulate our emotions and our exposure to the associated environment.

En Busca De Spinoza

For example, should we forget about arguing politics and just focus on the underlying “feeling of the idea” we’re arguing about? Consequently, Damasio falls back into the usual scientific collapse husca mind into body. For instance, a person who is capable of consciousness may have a “je ne sais quoi” sensation of fear on encountering an animal or object or situation with which the individual has had a negative experience dr the past, even if that has been forgotten.

He generally damassio as if he were advancing a startling discovery, mere hints of which, with the benefit of hindsight, can be extracted from Spinoza and James. As a clinician, he and his collaborators study and treat the disorders of behavior and cognition, and movement disorders.


La mente humana es la idea del cuerpo humano. Many clients seek therapy for problems they have related to attachment or interpersonal skills. Gevoel is een reflectie van de staat van het lichaam, emoties zijn complexen van gevoelens, het rationeel denken er over.

Of In Looking for Ubsca No puede tampoco decirse que Spinoza haya sido una per Es un trabajo serio y por eso le doy 3. The second half is essentially a slim biography of Spinoza. If you’re interested in much discussion of Spinoza’s philosophy, the present book is disappointing on this too, for at least three reasons. This in and of itself was quite impressive and perhaps demonstrates the fields e.

We do often cry because we are sad — even though the crying can work to augment the feeling.

That entailed the development of an advanced nervous system, which needed to become more complex as the world became more complex. In addition, I found the distinction between emotion and feeling enlightening. View all 3 comments. Initially skipped a few sections dr the complexity of neural electricity. Dec 20, Ana C. In fact, the neural interactions became so complex that the ultimate organizer was evolutionarily advantageous-consciousness.

My bodily sensations are directed to my body and my emotion is directed to my son. If you are convinced of the fact that using the terms “bad” and “human nature” in the same sentence is pretty acceptable, you won’t like this too much.

The less theoretical and more personally appealing part of the book is Damasio’s personal quest to trace out the life of Spinoza, whose philosophy, Damasio believes, damaso many of his own findings and conclusions. The book has a lot of technical dd and relational connections between the machinery of the brain and the mind. Quoted from the review, by philosopher of bueca, Colin McGinn: What about the idea that an emotion is a bodily perception?

That’s because the occupation of philosophers is to argue endlessly about issues that can only be satisfactorily resolved by scientific investigation. How we get from the former to the latter is known only in part p.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Damasio’s science seems interesting enough and does pose some engaging questions. Nonetheless, a difficult but worthwhile read. Damasio knows his stuff when it comes to the details of neuroscience which is to be expected because this is his field and the details he supplies are fascinating.


I’m still learning and studying his writings.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by António R. Damásio

But feelings, according to Damasio, are our conscious perceptions of our busva states as we are bhsca emotions. Against these are the convoluted writing style – probably the result of writing in a second language – and the rather tenuous tie between Spinoza and the discussion o Damasio has little light to shed on Spinoza, mostly because the latter lived a very private life.

Many interesting and fascinating details of his life and work are presented, but Damasio again tries to shoehorn these ideas into his own overblown model of brain function. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Can get a bit too technical and sciencey, also the writing isn’t as fluid as others Perhaps there’s a lot of “feelings of ideas” in the writing style which clouds the sentence syntax: Spinoza’s odyssey is inspiring, as is Damasio’s obvious admiration of it, and his own efforts to model his own life as a scientist on a comparable philosophical framework.

The parallel thread in the book concerns fn seventeenth century Dutch philosopher Spinoza. Oct 31, Ari Landa rated it really liked it. Is there any idea in our world that exists outside our feeling brain?

I will definitely have to come back to the book later ds a thorough understanding but thought it worth to note down a few points from the current attempt. What are the first two books in the trilogy? If two academics differ in their theories do they also have a differing underlying “feel” of their worlds?