Antonio Damasio - The Neural Self

Friday, April 16, 2010

11:40 am - 12:35 pm

Leo Rich Theatre

                                                           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.  Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of how the brain processes memory, language, emotions, and decisions and has described his discoveries in best selling books (Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, and Looking for Spinoza) translated into over 30 languages and taught in universities worldwide.  (Damasio’s new book Self Comes to Mind will be published by Knopf/Pantheon this fall.) He is the author of numerous scientific articles and is the recipient of many awards (including, most recently, the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology, 2005; and the Signoret Prize, 2004, which he shared with his wife Hanna Damasio).  Damasio is 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. 


(For more information go to the Brain and Creativity Institute website at http://www.usc.edu/bci/  and the Dornsife Imaging Center website at http://brainimaging.usc.edu )