“We are not thinking machines that feel; rather, we are feeling machines that think.” Antonio Damasio
Did you know that emotions and feelings are not the same- and that feelings are cognitive? I certainly didn’t.
We tend to use “emotion” and “feeling” interchangeably. This is reinforced by their definitions (“feeling” is defined as “an emotional state or reaction”) and their synonyms (“feeling is a synonym for “emotion” and vice versa!).
So I was intrigued when I read a quote from Dr. Antonio Damasio, professor of neuroscience at the University of California (underlining emphasis added to this and to other quotes in this Tip):