NewSchool Lecture Series: Antonio Damasio


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​NewSchool Lecture Series presents: Antonio Damasio
Date/Time: May 2017
The specific date to be announced soon.

Lecture Topic: “The Indispensable Ingredients of Creativity”

About Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, and consciousness. His work on the role of affect in the process of decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience and psychology and has been distinguished with the Grawemeyer Award, 2014 and the Honda Prize, 2010. He is the author of numerous scientific articles (his Google Scholar h-index is 144; over 129,337 citations) and has been named “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information. Damasio is a member of the National Academy of Medicine 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 has received the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology [2005], and the Nonino, Signoret [2004] and Pessoa [1992] Prizes, among others. He holds Honorary Doctorates from several leading Universities, some shared with his wife Hanna (the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL], 2011 and the Sorbonne [Université Paris Descartes], 2015).

Damasio has discussed his research and ideas in several books, among them Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza and Self Comes to Mind, which are translated and taught in many universities worldwide. For more information, please visit the Brain and Creativity Institute website at