The Neuroscientist Novelist | Lisa Genova
Published September 10, 2019
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    Lisa Genova ( graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard with a focus on the brain and addiction. Genova's TED talk—What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s—was one of the most popular TED talks of 2017 and has been viewed over 4 million times. So, how did she end becoming a novelist, penning the mega-New York Times bestseller, Still Alice (which was made into an Oscar-winning movie)? And, what led Lisa to not just investigate dementia, Alzheimer's and numerous other neurological conditions, but also write a series of deeply-moving novels that shine a powerful, relatable light on these conditions, including Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens and her most recent, Every Note Played ( That's what we explore in today's conversation, along with some powerful awakenings, truths and insights about brain health and Alzheimer's. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at!
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