Nonino Prize “To a Master of our Time” 2003

Antonio R. Damasio

Antonio Damasio opened a new perspective on the structure of human nature.

A real “halfway” between the Cartesian super-organizer, castled in the ivory tower of reason and the present biological neo determinism.

Integrating his rigorous research on neural activity with a deep understanding of the rich and unpredictable nature of human experience, bound to his insatiable curiosity and knowledge of art, music and philosophy he has restored the right balance among body, emotions, memory and conscience, bringing the individual back to the unique and unrepeatable being he is.

Peter Brook delivers the prize.