Why Depression Feels Bad

 

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dc.contributor.author Solms, Mark
dc.contributor.author Panksepp, Jaak
dc.contributor.editor Dr Elaine K Perry en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-07T10:47:30Z
dc.date.available 2010
dc.date.available 2015-05-07T10:47:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Solms, M and Panksepp, J. (2010). Why depression feels bad." As published in: "New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness" by Prof. Dr. Elaine K. Perry et al. (2010). Published by John Benjamins Publishing Company Amsterdam / Philadelphia." en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770
dc.description.abstract We believe that conscious mental phenomena (such as feelings) are not epiphenomenal to the workings of the brain. Feelings evolved for good biological reasons; they make specific, concrete contributions to brain functioning. Notwithstanding all the philosophical complexities, therefore, the non-conscious/conscious interactions that are the focus of this book are, in our view, causal interactions. To marginalize consciousness in relation to what is ultimately a dualistic scientific understanding of how the brain works is likely to lead us badly astray. We illustrate this view by trying to address the question: why does depression feel bad? This is the postscript of a book chapter. The final version has been published in: "New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness" by Prof. Dr. Elaine K. Perry et al. (2010). Published by John Benjamins Publishing Company Amsterdam / Philadelphia. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY NC 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject psychology en_ZA
dc.subject depression en_ZA
dc.subject consciousness en_ZA
dc.subject brain function en_ZA
dc.subject epiphenomenal en_ZA
dc.title Why Depression Feels Bad en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Book chapter en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.publisher.location Amsterdam/Philadelphia en_ZA
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