Portuguese American Journal

António Damásio publishes new book

Ten years after the publication of The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness (1999), neurologist António Damásio launched a new book on consciousness Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain (2010) on relations between mind, brain and consciousness.

António Damásio  is  a researcher at University of Southern California. His main interest is the neurobiology of the mind, especially neural systems which subserve memory, language, emotion, decision-making and consciousness.

An acclaimed international author, Damásio is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Damásio has received many awards including the Prince of Asturias Award in Science and Technology, the Kappers Neuroscience Medal, the Beaumont Medal from the American Medical Association, the Nonino Prize, the Reenpaa Prize in Neuroscience, and, most recently, the Honda Prize.