Antonio Damasio

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Antonio Damasio (Portuguese: António Damásio) is a Portuguese-American neuroscientist. He is currently the David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience, as well as Professor of Psychology, Philosophy, and Neurology, at the University of Southern California, and, additionally, an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute.[1] He was previously the chair of neurology at the University of Iowa for 20 years.[2] Damasio heads the Brain and Creativity Institute, and has authored several books: his work, Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain (2010), explores the relationship between the brain and consciousness.[3] Damasio's research in neuroscience has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making.[4]

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Antonio Damasio
Damasio at the Fronteiras do Pensamento conference in 2013.
Born (1944-02-25) 25 February 1944 (age 79)
Lisbon, Portugal
NationalityU.S. and Portuguese
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon
SpouseHanna Damasio
AwardsPessoa Prize (1992)
Golden Brain Award (1995)
Prince of Asturias Prize (2005)
Honda Prize (2010)
Grawemeyer Award in Psychology (2014)
Paul D. MacLean Award (2019)
Scientific career
FieldsCognitive Neuroscience
InstitutionsUniversity of Southern California, University of Iowa
ThesisPerturbações neurológicas da linguagem e de outras funções simbólicas (1974)
Councilor of State
Assumed office
24 April 2017
PresidentMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Preceded byAntónio Guterres