In his Barnes and Noble review, A.C. Grayling asserts that Antonio Damasio, author of Self Comes to Mind, now on sale from Pantheon Books, “has a remarkable scientific imagination and an admirable literary style. The combination makes for fascinating reading.”
About the author:
Antonio Damasio is David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Neurology, and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. Damasio’s books include Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain; The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness; and Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. He has received the Pessoa, Signoret, and Cozzarelli prizes (shared with his wife, Hanna), and the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Damasio is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He lives in Los Angeles.