Neurologist. Psychiatrist. Author


About Todd E. Feinberg



Todd E. Feinberg

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and coauthor (with Jon M. Mallatt) of the new book (2018) Conciousness Demystified.


2017  PROSE Award winner 

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness. How the brain created experience.  Todd E. Feinberg & Jon Mallatt. Biological Science.  



Todd E. Feinberg, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of the Yarmon Neurobehavior and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, is internationally recognized as a leading authority on how the neurobiology of the brain creates the individual's sense of identity. Dr Feinberg has been featured on Dateline NBC, The Leonard Lopate Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Learning Channel, and numerous appearances on local New York television. His work on disturbances of the brain was highlighted in the 2006 National Book Award winner, The Echo Maker by Richard Powers, a novel about a patient who develops Capgras syndrome, which Feinberg has researched extensively.

Dr. Feinberg lectures frequently and has delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neuropsychologyand given speeches on the neurobiology of the self for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Institutes of Health,and other venues. He was among a handful of leading scientists featured in the Newark Star Ledger prize winning series The Seekers, and he has published articles on the neurobiology of the self for the Dana Forum on Brain Science and Daedalus, the journal of American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His work on the neurobiology of the self was featured recently in a February 2006 special issue of Science News "Finding the Inner Me: neural roots of identity."

Dr. Feinberg is the author of Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self (Oxford, 2001), and co-editor of the textbook Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology (McGraw-Hill) now in its second edition and The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity (Oxford, 2005), and has written nearly 100 articles, abstracts, or books. His most recent book is From Axons to Identity: Neurological Explorations of the Nature of the Self (W.W.Norton).


2010 Nominated for a Gradiva Award

For Best Theoretical Book from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for “From Axons to Identity: Neurological Explorations of the Nature of the Self.”