The Science of Being Human

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
When: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, DML 240
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 16:30

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.