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Shane O'Mara

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Shane O’Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. He is Principal Investigator in, and was Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, one of Europe’s leading research centres for neuroscience. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator.

He is the author of two previous books, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation and A Brain for Business – A Brain for Life. He has also written many scientific papers, as well as for the newspapers and magazines.

He loves to walk wherever and whenever he can, with long urban walks in any walkable city a particular favourite.



Books by Shane O'Mara

In Praise of Walking

The neuroscience behind the human's race unique ability of bipedalism and a hymn to the joys and many benefits, mental, physical and social, of walking.

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