Bobby, could you flesh out point 3? I can see the rationale behind the
others, but I'm not sure what he is "getting at" here? All thought, logic
and emotion are dependant on somatic state? Can this be over-ridden by
From: Bobby G. Greer, Ph. D. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 12:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Book Review
In a message dated 9/6/01 4:05:07 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
<< Care to elaborate on the "points"?
I will try:
1. The oversimplistic view of the brain, specifically the cortex, having
specific and localized functions and does not square with what is known
2. You can not separate reasoning from emotion( and what he terms as
All such functions are interelated and are constantly being modified
3. Another basic tenet is of the somatic body as being the backgound
which all reasoning, emotions, feelings is based.
4. He postulates primary emotions and secondary emotions. The primary
more or less, "hard wired" into our systems from the get go; while
the secondary ones are learned. He distinguaished emotions
Emotions, to him, are the physiological changes triggered by
and external. Feelings are mental states(images) associated with
somatic emotional states.
have to go, but I will elaborate more if you want.