Damasio, Antonio R.

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DAMASIO, Antonio R.

DAMASIO, Antonio R. American (born Portugal), b. 1944. Genres: Medicine/Health, Psychology. Career: University of Iowa, Iowa City, associate professor, 1976-80, chief of division of behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience, 1977-, professor of neurology, 1980-, head of department, 1986-, Van Allen Distinguished Professor, 1989; writer. Adjunct professor at Salk Institute, 1989-. Publications: (with H. Damasio) Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology, 1989; Descartes's Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, 1994; The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, 1999; Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, 2003. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Department of Neurology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242, U.S.A.