jueves, 19 de junio de 2014

“Note de synthèse” on: Access to deductive logic depends on a right ventromedial prefrontal area devoted to emotion and feeling: Evidence from a training program (Houdé et al., 2001)

Houdé et al. started remarking that humans have the special potentiality of being brain-constructed to access to logical thinking (Goel et al, 1997; Piaget, 1984). They also mentioned that there has been an historical and widespread opposition between emotion and reason –as suggested by Descartes–. That, nevertheless, has been questioned by relatively recent researches (Damasio 1994; Saver & Damasio, 1991, Aderson et al., 1999), which suggested the new idea that good reasoning is depended on emotions and feelings. However, this neural relation between emotion and reason was not tested in neurologically intact individuals until then. In that sense, Houdé et al. focused their research in the analysis –using positron emission tomography (PET)– of individuals’ shifts from error to logical reasoning, in order to identify to brain mechanisms that are activated when individuals start to think in a logical way.

Keep reading.../Sigue leyendo... [https://www.academia.edu/7393035/_Note_de_synthese_on_Access_to_deductive_logic_depends_on_a_right_ventromedial_prefrontal_area_devoted_to_emotion_and_feeling_Evidence_from_a_training_program_Houde_et_al._2001_]

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