Consciousness, Language and Literature

April 24, 2023
McCune Conference Room, Room 6020, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
António Damásio, University of Southern California


António Damásio 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.Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying affect and consciousness. His work on the role of emotions and feelings in decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He is the author of several hundred scientific articles and is considered one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era. He is one of the most cited scientists worldwide. [Google Scholar H Index is 162; with 236,178 citations and Web of Science H Index is 101; with 55,261 citations.] Damasio’s recent work addresses the biology of consciousness and the role of life regulation in the generation of cultures. Damasio’s books include Descartes’ ErrorThe Feeling of What HappensLooking for SpinozaSelf Comes to MindThe Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures, and Feeling and Knowing: Making Minds Conscious, which are all translated worldwide and taught in major universities.

Dr. Damásio's lecture is a part of "Celebrating the Carnation Revolution: A Conference in Honor of Eduardo Lourenço (1923-2020)," hosted by the UCSB Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Center for Portuguese Studies. Dr. Damásio's lecture is co-sponsored by the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind.

Please note that this lecture will take place at noon on Monday, April 24 in the Miller McCune Conference Room, Room 6020, Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the UCSB campus.