The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness by Damasio, Antonio
Antonio Damasio

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness -- Antonio Damasio

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In The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, director of UCLA's Brain and Creativity Institute, presents the first truly compelling neurobiological account of the self...a remarkable work of intellectual daring (Nature).

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Widley praised for his innovative scientific thinking and elegant writing, Antonio Damasio, the international bestselling author of Descartes' Error achieves an understanding of consciousness by asking and answering profound questions: How is it we know what we know? How is it that our conscious and private minds have a sense of self?

In this groundbreaking book, Damasio -- a renowned and revered scientist and clinician who spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for comatose patients to awaken, and devising ingenious research using PET scans to piece together the great puzzle of consciousness -- explores the biological roots of sentient awareness and its role in survival.

Consciousness is the feeling of what happens-our mind noticing the body's reaction to the world and responding to that experience. Without our bodies there can be no consciousness, which is at heart a mechanism for survival that engages body, emotion, and mind in the glorious spiral of human life. Linking body and emotion in an arresting and original study of what it is to be human, The Feeling of What Happens will change your experience of yourself (The New York Times).

Both Descartes Error and The Feeling of What Happens are essential reading. They are ground-breaking classics of psychology and neuroscience.--Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Author: Antonio Damasio
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 10/10/2000
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.03h x 6.01w x 1.05d
ISBN: 9780156010757

Review Citation(s):
New York Times 10/01/2000 pg. 28
New York Times 12/03/2000 pg. 109