En busca de Spinoza: neurobiología de la emoción y los sentimientos (Imago Mundi) | Antonio R. Damasio, Joandomènec Ros | ISBN: Find En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Looking for Spinoza has ratings and reviews. In Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain Antonio Damasio uses neurological and.

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An excellent explication of many issues. The book lays out clearly the difference between emotions and feelings, till i read this book they were synonymous.

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

But Damasio also claims that knowing these details we must be able to willfully regulate our emotions and our exposure to the associated environment. It seems unlikely that inhabitants of the planet Vulcan, like Mr. So far not as good as “Blink” or “Opening Skinner’s Box”. Note that the words “emotion” and “motivation” share the same linguistic root: View all 3 comments.

This book is, by turns, interesting and frustrating.

En Busca De Spinoza

Trivia About Looking for Spino This in and of itself was quite impressive and perhaps demonstrates the fields e. If you buy the Enlightenment belief that scientific truth can be obtained and man made better for it, then take my review with antobio grain een salt.

No puede tampoco decirse que Spinoza haya sido una persona que haya ido avanzando por la vida teniendo en cuenta las normas de su tiempo. His philosopher hero, Spinoza, would not have allowed such a collapse, since that eliminates an aspect of a thing, and Spinoza was all about inclusion. In animals with a developed cerebral cortex, like humans, emotions work partly through cognition.


Quotes from Looking for Spino Conceptualizing psychopathology from the perspective that most behavior is aimed at self-preservation helps me conceptualize clients that may be difficult to work with from a different, perhaps more empathic, perspective. De todos damasip, felicitaciones por la destreza verbal y el esfuerzo intelectual.

We can describe neural patterns-with the tools of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuro- chemistry-and we can describe images with the tools of introspection. That said it’s a very smart book that explains a lot and also invites a lot of questions regarding the implications of feelings on the cognitive brain.

It makes good evolutionary sense. Thus a worm can react with alarm, but we conscious beings feel our bodies change when we are alarmed, and we can be alerted to consider why we are alarmed and what we want to do about it.

He has given good accounts of this subject in two previous books: Jan 28, Dragos C Butuzea rated it really liked it. We do often cry because we are sad — even though the crying can work to augment the feeling. In the avoidance of unwanted feelings sometimes more emotional damage emanates rather than in accepting feelings as indicators that something in going on within.

En Busca De Spinoza by Antonio, Damasio

A great book to know about Spinoza and neuroscience. My bodily sensations are directed to my body and my emotion is directed to my son. He admits that neurology can’t bridge the gap between mind issues and brain issues: A mente perde o seu trono por instantes. Never thought I would understand the psychophysiology and chemistry of the brain.

Nor do we try to assuage someone’s grief by attending to her bodily sensations; instead we talk about what she eb grieving over. But the key area for me was in matching what I might introspectively think and feel, with Damasio’s experimentally substantiated knowledge of the antoino through the neural pathways that electrical and chemical signals follow. Spinoza could not deliberate on the physiological basis of human sensing, emoting and cognition since it was exactly in his time that the first scientific studies of the human body were being made.


His work there on behavioral neurology was done under the supervision of Norman Geschwind. But it is easy to see how Spinoza could become a favorite of a broad minded neurologist. While it is a truism that whistling a happy tune can improve your mood so damasik external actions can initiate a change of emotional state, it by no means follows that feelings play no causal role in the production of behavior.

For me, glimpses into Spinoza’s life interspersed with the technical interpretations added allure to the presentation. Never thought I would understand Spinoza. Dec 04, Michael rated it it was ok.

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

He says at one point that the basic unit of neurobiology was not the atom but the cell, being in itself a striving system maintaining its own integrity while contributing to higher levels of organization. Nov 10, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Is there any idea in our world that exists outside our feeling brain? No trivia or quizzes yet.

This refutes the James-Lange theory.