ANTONIO DAMASIO what is the Self?

SHOT BYFrancesco Bollorino

DIRECTORFrancesco Bollorino



Recorded during the meeting with Antonio Damasio, Southern California University, at FIAP Congress in Riva del Garda (October 2 2014).
Antonio Damasio (born February 25, 1944) is a Portuguese-American neuroscientist/neurobiologist. He is a University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California (where he also heads the Brain and Creativity Institute), an Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute, and the author of several books describing his scientific thinking. “As a leading neuroscientist, Damasio has dared to speculate on neurobiological data, and has offered a theory about the relationship between human emotions, human rationality, and the underlying biology.”[ Prior to joining USC in 2005, Damasio was M.W. Van Allen Professor and Head of Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
• Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, Putnam, 1994; revised Penguin edition, 2005
• The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, Harcourt, 1999
• Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, Harcourt, 2003
• Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, Pantheon, 2010