Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist and neurologist. He is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. He is the author of several hundred scientific articles and the recipient of many prestigious awards including the 2010 Honda Prize; the 2005 Prince of Asturias Prize in Science and Technology; and the Pessoa and Signoret Prizes, shared with his wife Hanna Damasio (who is also a neurologist and neuroscientist, and is the Dana Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of USC’s Dornsife Brain Imaging Center). 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. He holds Honorary Doctorates from several Universities.
His most recent book is Self Comes to Mind (2010) which has received the Corine International Book Prize. His other books include Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, and Looking for Spinoza, which have been translated into over 30 languages and are taught in universities worldwide.