Slices of writing on brains, behaviour, & lots in between

posts about twice a month, with commented links most Sunday mornings

Why Brain Pizza? … This newsletter is for everyone interested in small, medium, and large slices of writing on brains, behaviour, & lots between; posts about two to three times per month; there’s also a special commented links reading and listening drop (including music) on most Sunday mornings.

I am a neuroscientist, psychologist, and writer. My research interests are roughly focused on functions ‘within the brain’ (memory, stress, depression, for example), and the ‘brain in the world’ (where I use a ‘brain’s-eye view’ to focus on larger social, cultural, and policy issues).

I am widely published in academic journals; in the popular press, I have had bylines in Wall St Journal; Chronicle of Higher EducationForeign AffairsProject Syndicate/World Economic ForumTimes Higher EducationDeveloping Leaders Quarterly; Aeon; and many more.


My books

In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why It’s Good for us (PenguinRandomHouse/Bodley Head/VintageWW Norton; Amazon; Trans: (2020/21: French, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Chinese, Greek, German, Polish, Italian, Slovenian, Romanian).

A Brain for Business – A Brain for Life (published by PalgraveMacmillan, 2017). 

Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation (Harvard University Press, 2015) Trans: French, Condition Humaine.


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