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The Brain’s Way of Healing – April Walking Book Club

The Brain’s Way of Healing – April Walking Book Club

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been reading Norman Doidge’s latest book ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity.‘ Doidge’s first book, The Brain That Change’s Itself, has become one of the most popular science books around describing the phenomenon of neuroplasticity, and was largely responsible… Continue Reading

July Walking Book Club – Brainwashed: the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience

July Walking Book Club – Brainwashed: the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience

Neuroscience seems to offer daily insights into the very core of what it means to be human. But caution is advised. I’m the first to admit its easy to fall into the trap of ‘pop’ neuroscience, neuro-hype, neuro-mania, or ‘mindless neuroscience’. Writing and communicating the complexities and nuances of neuroscience and the brain is hard. There… Continue Reading

November Walking Book Club – World’s Strongest Librarian

November Walking Book Club – World’s Strongest Librarian

November’s Walking Book Club choice was suggested to me by the gracious Deane Alban of BeBrainFit. We were chatting recently about Walking Book Clubs, passion, purpose and all things brain health related (check out the podcast chat here), and she suggested I check out Josh Hanagarne’s memoir … The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith,… Continue Reading

The October Walking Book Club

The October Walking Book Club

  October is Books for Brains month This month I’m getting on board with the ‘Books for Brain’ initiative being run by one of my alumni, Neuroscience Research Australia.  I completed my first postdoc at NeurA (back when it was the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute) – I researched the inflammatory response to spinal… Continue Reading

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