Welcome to the blog for my new book, SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. I decided to start this blog as a forum to share information, ideas, and news, and also to instigate a revolution in how we view exercise. I want it to be a place for use to discuss and search for new discoveries and reframe old thoughts regarding exercise and the brain.
Years ago I wanted to write a book called, Diary of a Brain Mechanic, focusing on my work with patients, the lessons I came to learn about how our brains work and the how little knowledge we have when it comes to the business of trying to change our brains. But we’ve learned a lot about the brain in the last few years, and the heartening thing is that it all comes back to what our grandmothers told us: eat your vegetables, get eight hours of sleep, play, work hard, have fun, and love your family and friends.