Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness| 18mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness: a marvelous fact, but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.
Antonio Damasio's research in neuroscience has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making. His work has had a major influence on current understanding of the neural systems, which underlie memory, language, and consciousness.