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Damasio at the Fronteiras do Pensamento conference in 2013.
|Born||25 February 1944
|Nationality||U.S. and Portuguese|
|Alma mater||University of Lisbon|
|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)
|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|
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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