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Antonio Damasio
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Damasio at the Fronteiras do Pensamento conference in 2013.
Born 25 February 1944 (1944-02-25) (age 77)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality U.S. and Portuguese
Alma mater University of Lisbon
Spouse(s) Hanna Damasio
Awards Pessoa 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
Fields Cognitive Neuroscience
Institutions University of Southern California, University of Iowa
Thesis Perturbações neurológicas da linguagem e de outras funções simbólicas (1974)
Author abbrev. (botany) 1333
Councilor of State
Assumed office
24 April 2017
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Preceded by António Guterres

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. He was previously the chair of neurology at the University of Iowa for 20 years. Damasio heads the Brain and Creativity Institute, and has authored several books: his next to latest work, Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain (2010), explores the relationship between the brain and consciousness. Damasio's research in neuroscience has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making.

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