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Author Speaks Series

Over the last months, thanks to the traffic growth of (THANK YOU for visiting today, and please come back), a number of proactive book agents, publishers and authors have contacted us to inform us of their latest brain-related books.

We have taken a look at many books, wrote reviews of The Dana Guide to Brain Health book review and Best of the Brain from Scientific American, and interviewed scientists such as Judith Beck on Training Our Brains for Losing Weight, Robert Emmons on Cultivating Gratitude and James Zull on Learning & the Brain.

And we launched this stimulating Author Speaks Series to provide a platform for leading scientists and experts writing high-quality brain-related books to reach a wide audience. Participants so far include (in order of appearance):

Brain Trust Program Larry McCleary, M.D, former acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children’s Hospital, and author of The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory (Perigee Trade, 2007) presents a thoughtful post on Enjoy his blog post: Brain Evolution and Health.
Destructive Emotions Joanne Jacobs, education blogger and author of Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea, and the School That Beat the Odds, writes an excellent article on why The First Step Is Failure.
Destructive Emotions-Daniel Goleman Daniel Goleman, author of many books including Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, presents a superb article on The Power of Mindsight.
Enriching the Brain-Eric Jensen Eric Jensen, founder of Learning Brain Expo, and author of Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner’s Potential, grants us a great interview on Learning and the Brain.
Shannon Moffett-Three Pound Enigma Shannon Moffett, author of The Three Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock its Mysteries, and expert quoted on PBS Special The Brain Fitness Program, summarizes important research on Sleep, Memory and the Brain.
Brain Rules-John Medina John Medina, Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, brings brain research to daily life in his Brain Rules: science and practice article.

If you are an author or an agent and would like to propose writing a 700-1,000 word article to introduce your book and work to our audience, please email us at, indicating Author Speaks Series in the subject line and providing a few details on the book and your article ideas.