Dr. Antonio Damasio
Antonio Damasio is David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California; he is also an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of how the brain processes memory, language, emotions and decisions and has described his discoveries in bestselling books — Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens and Looking for Spinoza — which have been translated into over 30 languages and are used as respected texts in universities worldwide. He is the author of numerous scientific articles, and his research has received continuous federal funding for 25 years.
Dr. Damasio has received many awards, including the 2010 Honda Prize; the 2005 Asturias Prize in Science and Technology; and the 2004 Signoret Prize, which he shared with his wife Hanna. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dr. Damasio has been named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. He also holds honorary doctorates from several universities.
Dr. Damasio’s new book, Self Comes to Mind, is published by Knopf/Pantheon.