This episode of The Brain Health Revolution Podcast is a conversation with the New York Times-bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova.
Her debut novel Still Alice, about a Harvard University professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer’s disease, sold millions of copies and has been translated into 37 languages. The book was adapted into a film in 2014 and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Julianne Moore’s highly-acclaimed performance as Alice Howland.
Her first work of non-fiction, REMEMBER: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, was published in March 2021, and was an instant New York Times-bestseller.
Her first TED talk, ‘What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s’, has been viewed over eight million times, and her most recent TED talk, ‘How Memory Works, and Why Forgetting is Totally OK’, was the sixth-most-watched TED talk of 2021.
She has been recognized numerous times and has won many awards for here incredible work, including receiving The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, for “distinguished storytelling that has enriched the public dialogue.”
We discussed her journey of becoming a storyteller, her empowering message, and her important work for the community.