Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist who has spent his life researching the functioning of the brain. His research has led him to offer a number of theories on how neurobiology influences our thoughts, decisions, feelings and actions.
His latest work is centred on our sense of self – that inexplicable feeling we all experience of having a distinct self. Sometimes this self is clouded, sometimes confused but there is always, within every human being, a strong consciousness of self.
Here he speaks about some of his theories surrounding this fascinating subject –
- The quest to understand consciousness: Antonio Damasio on TED.com (ted.com)
- Mind, Brain, and Education: Implications for Educators (westallen.typepad.com)
- The Mystery of Consciousness, Con’t. (nybooks.com)