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The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness by António R. Damásio
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“We use our minds not to discover facts but to hide them. One of things the screen hides most effectively is the body, our own body, by which I mean, the ins and outs of it, its interiors. Like a veil thrown over the skin to secure its modesty, the screen partially removes from the mind the inner states of the body, those that constitute the flow of life as it wanders in the journey of each day. (p.28)”
Antonio R. Damasio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
“...I sense that stepping into the light is also a powerful metaphor for consciousness, for the birth of the knowing mind, for the simple and yet momentous coming of the sense of self into the world of the mental.”
Antonio Damasio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness