Portugal, 1944

Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist known for his pioneering research on how the brain deals with memories, language, emotions and decisions. He is world-famous for international bestsellers such as Descartes’ Error. Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain (1994), Looking for Spinoza. Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain (2003) and Self Comes to Mind. Constructing the Conscious Brain (2010). His most recent work is Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures (2018). Damasio, who has been living and working in the US for many years, is David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California.

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Journal Nexus

Nexus 66

De triomf van de wetenschap
Journal Nexus

Nexus 65

De universiteit van het leven
Journal Nexus

Nexus 51

Mijn Arcadië

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magic mountain


Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

The Magic Mountain Revisited

21 September 2019 9.15 - 17.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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and the Secret of Man

The Triumph of Science

1 December 2013 13.00 - 17.45 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam