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September 30th, 2015

Public Lecture by Antonio Damasio on “Notes on Feeling, Music and the Human Brain”


You are invited to attend a Public Lecture entitled “Notes on Feeling, Music and the Human Brain”. This exciting lecture will be given by Antonio Damasio of the University of Southern California, USA.

This keynote talk which is part of the BRAMS Symposium will take place on October 22, 2015 beginning at 4:30 pm. The lecture will be held at the Université de Montréal, Amphithéâtre Ernest -Cormier (room K-500), Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, 2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit, Montréal, Canada.

Antonio Damasio is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California; he is also an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.  Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying, emotions, feelings, decision-making and consciousness.  He is the author of numerous scientific articles (his Web of Knowledge H Index is 83; over 32,000 citations) and his research has received continuous Federal funding for 30 years.  He is the recipient of many awards (including the Grawemeyer Award, 2014; the Honda Prize, 2010; the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology, 2005; and the Signoret Prize, 2004, which he shared with his wife Hanna Damasio).  Damasio is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has been named “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information, and also holds Honorary Doctorates from several Universities.

He has described his discoveries in several books (Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza. and Self Comes to Mind) translated and taught in universities worldwide.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Isabelle Peretz and Robert Zatorre
Co-directors, BRAMS Laboratory

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