Why Depression Feels Bad

dc.contributor.authorSolms, Mark
dc.contributor.authorPanksepp, Jaak
dc.contributor.editorDr Elaine K Perryen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-07T10:47:30Z
dc.date.available2010
dc.date.available2015-05-07T10:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01
dc.description.abstractWe 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.identifier.apacitationSolms, M., & Panksepp, J. (2010). <i>Why Depression Feels Bad</i>. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSolms, Mark, and Jaak Panksepp. <i>Why Depression Feels Bad</i>. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSolms, 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.ris TY - Book AU - Solms, Mark AU - Panksepp, Jaak AB - 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. CY - Amsterdam/Philadelphia DA - 2010-01-01 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town ED - Dr Elaine K Perry KW - psychology KW - depression KW - consciousness KW - brain function KW - epiphenomenal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Amsterdam/Philadelphia PY - 2010 T1 - Why Depression Feels Bad TI - Why Depression Feels Bad UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSolms M, Panksepp J. Why Depression Feels Bad. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company; 2010.http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12770en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Companyen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.publisher.locationAmsterdam/Philadelphiaen_ZA
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY NC 4.0)*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_ZA
dc.subjectpsychologyen_ZA
dc.subjectdepressionen_ZA
dc.subjectconsciousnessen_ZA
dc.subjectbrain functionen_ZA
dc.subjectepiphenomenalen_ZA
dc.titleWhy Depression Feels Baden_ZA
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