Damasio, Antonio R. (1944–)
Antonio Damasio, Ph.D.
Landmark Clinical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions
Antonio Damasio is a prominent neurologist, neuroscientist, and author. His research investigating the relationships between brain damage and functioning has had a major influence on both Psychology and Philosophy, especially in the domains of emotion and decision-making. He has proposed the Somatic Marker Hypothesis that posits emotional states can cause changes in the periphery and these visceral changes can, in turn, influence decision-making.
Education and Training
University of Lisbon Medical School, Portugal (M.D.; 1969)
Aphasia Research Center (Research fellowship with Norman Geschwind; 1967)
University of Lisbon, Portugal (Ph.D.; 1974)
University Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal (Residency in Neurology, 1970-1972)
Major Appointments (Institution, Location, Dates)
Language Research Laboratory (Center de Estudos Egas Moniz, Lisbon, Portugal, 1971–1975)
Chief, Division of Behavioral Neurology &...
- Damasio, A. R. (1999, 2000). The feeling of what happens: Body and emotion in the making of consciousness. New York: Harcourt.Google Scholar
- Damasio, A. R. (2003). Looking for Spinoza: Joy, sorrow and the feeling brain. New York: Harcourt.Google Scholar
- Damasio, A. R. (2005). Descartes’ error: 10th anniversary edition, with a new author preface. New York: Penguin Books.Google Scholar
- Damasio, A. R. (2010). Self comes to mind: Constructing the conscious brain.Google Scholar