Antonio Damasio

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Birthday
25, 1944
Birthplace
Portugal
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Birthday
25, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Portugal

About

Scientist in the field of neurological psychology whose research and books have investigated the basis of feelings and emotions. His 1994 book, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain, won the Science et Vie prize.

Before Fame

He went to medical school at the University of Lisbon.

Trivia

He became a professor at the University of Southern California and heads the school's Brain and Creativity Institute. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.

Family Life

He married a fellow scientist and professor.

Associated With

Like Paul Buza, he studied neurology.