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review 2019-01-08 00:00
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain - Antonio R. Damasio I have already read Damasio's 2003 book, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, and while it was interesting to read this book, published in 1994, it does not add to what the later book contained, the later book travels further and I preferred the more philosphical style of the more recent book. The strength of this particular book is its painstaking accumulation of evidence, which for some readers will be what they most desire, but for others will appear dry [though in fairness, his clinical case studies are fascinating and more than slightly disturbing]. I have long felt that Damasio's account of the embodied nature of our minds, his materialist account of human consciousness, is superior to any other that I have read, and for this I recommend going straight to Looking for Spinoza.
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review 2018-12-22 09:36
Life Is but a Dream: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain" by António R. Damásio
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain - Antonio R. Damasio



(Original Review, 1994-11-17)




Dave Chalmers did a great job of making consciousness popular but his own view was 400 years out of date. Descartes is the real rigorous physicist here - he was after all one of the people who devised physics. What he meant by the soul and God being 'spirit' is that they caused matter to move. Matter for Descartes was just the inert occupancy of a space (extension). So physics consisted of the interaction of spirit and matter. We now call spirit 'force' or 'energy' and Descartes was quite right because thinking is all about electromagnetic fluxes - which in themselves do not occupy space or have mass. His mistake was to think that there had to be one special spirit unit. Leibniz sorted that out in 1714.

 

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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url 2018-01-18 09:20
Conscious Parenting Free this weekend
Conscious Parenting Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Conscious Parenting - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Conscious Parenting Book Quote about Kids and Truth

A child has a deep longing to discover that the World is based on Truth. Respect that longing.  In our attempt to help children grow into Inspired Adults, we wish them to carry the Youthfulness of their Souls, and the Wonders of Childhood into their old age.'

Conscious Parenting FREE to download this weekend! Explore the Mindfulness Exercises designed for the family and do let us know what you think! We would love to read your review!

 

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url 2017-10-31 11:19
Magic of Human Brain
Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations - Nataša Pantović Nuit

A human brain is truly extraordinary

A healthy brain has some 200 billion neurons.  Conscious mind controls our brain only 5% of the day, whereas the subconscious mind has control of our thoughts 95% of the time.  A human brain has 70,000 thoughts per day.  The brain requires up to 20% of the body's energy despite being only 2% of the human body by weight.

To read more check the article - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/magic-human-brain-natasa-pantovic

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review 2014-09-28 00:00
Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence
Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence - Gary Lynch,Richard Granger Weird little book. Half about the development and functioning of the brain, half about a (supposed) prehistoric super-intelligent hominid. That second part is fringe science and wildly speculative at best and undermines the credibility of the first half.
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