dijous, 20 d’octubre de 2011

Interview with Antonio Damasio

Dr. Antonio Damasio is a renowned neuroscientist who direct's the USC Brain and Creativity Institute. Before that he was the Head of Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His research focuses on the neurobiology of mind and behavior, with an emphasis on emotion, decision-making, memory, communication, and creativity.

His research has helped describe the neurological origins of emotions and has shown how emotions affect cognition and decision-making. He is the author of a number of books, including "Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain," which will be published in November, 2010. Dr. Damasio is also the 2010 winner of the Honda Prize, one of the most important international awards for scientific achievement.

http://bigthink.com/antoniodamasio


Parts:

  • How Memory Works
  • "Consciousness" Is How We Know We Exist
  • How Our Brains Build Our Autobiographies
  • How Our Brains Feel Emotion
  • The Interconnectedness of Our Bodies and Our Minds
  • How Much Can We Really Control Our Minds?
  • The Brain's System of Checks and Balances

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