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Damasio, A. (2006). Descartes' error Revised ed. London: Vintage. 
Added by: sirfragalot (08/19/2011 04:19:19 AM)   
Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Damasio1994
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Categories: General
Creators: Damasio
Publisher: Vintage (London)
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Quotes
p.97   "We do not know, and it is improbable that we will ever know, what "absolute" reality is like."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Reality/Virtuality/Actuality
p.139   "emotion is the combination of a mental evaluative process, simple or complex, with dispositional responses to that process, mostly toward the body proper, resulting in an emotional body state, but also toward the brain itself [...] resulting in additional mental changes."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Alief Emotion Feelings
p.143   "all emotions generate feelings if you are awake and alert, but not all feelings originate in emotions. I call background feelings those that do not originate in emotions."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Feelings Emotion
p.145   "If an emotion is a collection of changes in body state connected to particular mental images that have activated a specific brain system, the essence of feeling an emotion is the experience of such changes in juxtaposition to the mental images that initiated the cycle. [...] a feeling depends on the juxtaposition of an image of the body proper to an image of something else such as the visual image of a face or the auditory image of a melody."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Emotion Feelings
p.173   "Somatic markers probably increase the accuracy and efficiency of the decision process. Their absence reduces them."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Reason
p.173   "When a negative somatic marker is juxtaposed to a particular future outcome the combination functions as an alarm bell. When a positive somatic marker is juxtaposed instead, it becomes a beacon of incentive."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Reason
pp.174-175   "somatic markers [...] assist the process of sifting through [the] wealth of detail [involved in decision-making] -- in effect, reduce the need for sifting because they provide an automated detection of the scenario components which are more likely to be relevant."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Feelings Reason
p.226   "the mind arises from activity in neural circuits [...] many of these circuits were shaped in evolution by functional requisites of the organism [...] a normal mind will happen only if those circuits contain basic representations of the organism and if they continue monitoring the states of the organism in action."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Mind
p.226   "[The body] contributes a content that is part and parcel of the workings of the normal mind."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Embodied cognition Mind
pp.226-227   "the self is a repeatedly reconstructed biological state"   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Autopoiesis Self Self-Organizing System
p.230   The outside world, the environment, is represented in the mind through the modifications it leads to in the body. The environment is represented "by modifying the primordial representations of the body proper whenever an interaction between organism and environment takes place." [...] The mind does this because it evolved to "ensure body survival as effectively as possible"   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Autopoiesis Engagement Mind Self
Paraphrases
p.173   Damasio proposes a Somatic-Marker hypothesis which integrates feelings generated by secondary emotions into rational decision making.   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Feelings Reason
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