Though we like to think of ourselves as masters of logic, making each decision in life through careful reasoning, the brute reality is that emotion is at the heart of every decision we make. Antonio Damasio, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, has studied the behavior of people who have sustained brain injuries that impact emotion. In his interview with New York Times writer David Brooks, Damasio describes the devastating effects such injuries have on day-to-day life.
Learn More About the Brain and Emotions
- Antonio Damasio. Brain and mind: from medicine to society
- How the Body Works : Center of Emotion and Memory
- The Brain: Emotions, Neurons, Neurotransmitters