Dec 7, 2021
Dr. Antonio Damasio is a neurologist, psychologist and best-selling author.
He's the Founder & Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, which researches human emotions, memory, communication, and decision-making, and is regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of the modern era.
On this episode, we discuss the evolution of the mind, the surprising role of feelings in consciousness, and why we have a brain in the first place.
0:00 | Introduction to Antonio Damasio, MD, PhD
2:07 | Why Do We Have a Brain?
4:00 | Brain & Nervous System Are One
6:08 | Evolution of the Mind
10:28 | Minds are Representation Machines
16:51 | Distinguishing Between Feeling & Emotions
19:04 | Feelings are the Beginning of Consciousness
22:38 | Nervous Systems Produce Feelings/Consciousness
29:30 | Understanding Feelings is of Utmost Importance
34:34 | How Feelings Impact Culture, Politics, Relationships, & Everything Really
39:37 | Building Conscious Machines with Vulnerability
43:30 | Rapid Fire Questions