THE FEELING OF WHAT HAPPENS
Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
Mariner Books, 2000
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe contemporary research on consciousness from psychology, neurology, and neurobiology
• Be able to argue that consciousness derives from the feeling that arises when a person is aware of his or her self and of another object
• Describe the relationship between the self and another object
Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., Ph.D., is M. W. Van Allen Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. He is internationally recognized for his research on the neurology of vision, memory, and language, and also for his contributions to the elucidation of Alzheimer's disease. He is a member both of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is, with his wife, recipient of the Pessoa Prize and the Ipsen Prize. He is also the author of DESCARTES' ERROR, which has been translated into 17 languages.