Bodily Sensibility: Intelligent Action

Publication Year: 2004

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Schulkin, Jay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-514994-4

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84

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Although we usually identify our abilities to reason, to adapt to situations, and to solve problems with the mind, recent research has shown that we should not, in fact, detach these abilities from the body. This work provides an integrative framework for understanding how these abilities are affected by visceral reactions.

Schulkin presents provocative neuroscientific research demonstrating that thought is not on one side and bodily sensibility on the other; from a biological point of view, they are integrated. Schulkin further argues that this integration has important implications for judgements about art and music, moral sensibilities, attraction and revulsion, and our perpetual inclination to explain ourselves and our surroundings.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Schulkin, Jay
ISBN: 978-0-19-514994-4
Cognitive Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 200
Year: 2004
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84