Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio receive honorary degrees from the Sorbonne

Two USC professors have received honorary degrees from the Université Paris Descartes — more widely known as the Sorbonne — for their pioneering work in psychology. University Professor Antonio Damasio, holder of the David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology, and University Professor Hanna Damasio, Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, traveled to Paris to receive the Doctor Honoris Causa degrees at a formal ceremony held at the Sorbonne. The Damasios, who are married, co-direct the USC Dornsife Brain and Creativity Institute. The honorary degrees were proposed by the Paris university’s faculty of psychology. The academic discipline has been one of the grand scientific traditions at the Sorbonne, where pioneers like…


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