Antonio Damasio is Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
As both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, and consciousness. His work has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He is regarded as one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era.
Damasio has received numerous prestigious prizes and honorary doctorates. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures.
In 2003 he received the Nonino Prize as Master of Our Time; the Prize was delivered by Peter Brook. In 2005 he was awarded the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology.