The Science of Being Human

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
When: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, DML 240

Antonio Damasio, USC University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, joins award-winning New York Times columnist David Brooks in a discussion of emotions and the science of being human.

David Brooks

David Brooks's Op-Ed column in The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." He is the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and “On Paradise Drive : How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.

Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio is an internationally recognized leader in neuroscience. His research has helped to elucidate the neural basis for the emotions and has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making. His work has also had a major influence on current understanding of the neural systems, which underlie memory, language and consciousness. Damasio directs the USC Brain and Creativity Institute.