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Sep 27, 2005 | ISBN 9780143036227

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“An ambitious and meticulous foray into the nature of being.” — The Boston Globe

“We may well be about to discover that the heart is after all in the head.” — Financial Times

“Damasio’s arguments are ingenious and wide ranging…His thoughtful and modest exposition should be taken seriously…It is no mean feat to say something original and intelligible about emotion.” — Nature

Table Of Contents

Introduction xi


Unpleasantness in Vermont 3

Gage’s Brain Revealed 20

A Modern Phineas Gage 34

In Colder Blood 52


Assembling an Explanation 83

Biological Regulation and Survival 114

Emotions and Feelings 127

The Somatic-Marker Hypothesis 165


Testing the Somatic-Marker Hypothesis 205

The Body-Minded Brain 223

A Passion for Reasoning 245

Postscriptum 253

Notes and References 269

Further Reading 293

Acknowledgments 299

Index 301

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