If you were left with the chance of asking only one fundamental question about the future of humanity, which one would it be? That's exactly what legendary American literary agent John Brockman wanted to know of freethinkers, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs moving at and across the very borders of modern thought. The Last Question presents their best answers. Very honored to be part of the team.
Very honored to have a chance to write an op-ed about brain nutrition for The Guardian. "As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, and that the food we give our brains shapes our thoughts and actions." Read the full article here.
Very grateful to The Times and Rachel Carlyle for the double-page interview and thoughtful review of my book, Brain Food (Penguin Life, UK). And a big thank you to our friends in UK for sending pictures!
Even though Amazon lists change day by day, it is quite exciting to see that orange label attached to your own little book. Thank you UK friends, colleagues, and readers. Really grateful and humbled by the whole experience. The book is here.
Back in 2005, I had the honor to be selected to brief the press at the first International Conference on Prevention of Dementia, in Washington DC. Back then, the word "prevention" was still taboo in the Alzheimer's field. We've come a long way.
It was fun chatting with Caroline Winter for her piece "These Bro Scientists Want to Sell You Mind-Hacking Pills. How about a nice cube of coffee to start the morning?" [Bloomberg Businessweek, May 10, 2016]. Read the article here.
Honored to be interview for the Nutrition part of the "To Be Great" series. Here's an excerpt: "Berries are the most precious part of the plant because they’re the only way the plant can reproduce itself, for they contain seeds. All of the energy, all the intention that the plant puts into surviving goes into the berry. [...] So they’re incredibly nutritious, they have all possible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components. [...] It’s like magic." Read the piece here.
A few years ago I had the honor to participate in my friend Enzo Simone's project "10 Mountains 10 Years", an award winning documentary film by Backlight Production LLC. 10 Mountains 10 Years follows Enzo's international team of mountain climbers as they scale 10 of the greatest peaks in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Watch the trailer here.
I had so much fun recording a podcast with Dr. Stieg for his new show, coming out January 2018. A compelling exploration of our most important and complex organ – the brain. Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and founder and Chairman of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center, Dr. Phil Stieg presents a wide range of fascinating topics related to the brain and how to lead a brain-healthy life.
I wrote an article about our research on Alzheimer's and Women's Health. Beyond the problems in under-representing the threats of Alzheimer’s, we are most worried about what’s missing altogether in the consideration of policy and care. Few discussions acknowledge that any one part of the population is at greater risk than another. This higher-risk subset of the population is actually 50% of all Americans. The especially vulnerable population is, simply, women.
Today I had the privilege to meet Maria Shriver and participate in the Women's Alzheimer's Movement (WAM)-sponsored summit: "A Women's Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain". the summit will convene leading scientists, thought-leaders and best-selling authors at Hearst Tower in New York City to discuss tackling one of the greatest health challenges of our time: protecting women's minds from Alzheimer's disease.
England (Penguin), France (Lattes), the Netherlands (Atlas Contact), Italy (Mondadori), and now Finland (Art House)! It is such an honor and privilege to receive so much interest from abroad. So curious to see the translations.
Coming up in 2018: Neuroscientist, nutritionist, and founder and director of NYU's Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab, Lisa Mosconi's Neuronutrition, using new research to show how diet directly impacts brain health and what to eat based on our particular brain type -- by Caroline Sutton for Avery (Penguin Random House), by Katinka Brockman at Brockman (USA)
I'm teaching a class for Dr. Judith A. Gilbride's course "Nutrition in Aging". Interested in which foods are good for your brain, and which foods are harmful instead? Curious about which nutrients and nutritional supplements are a must as we age? Come to class!
Honored to be invited to join the Faculty at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Food Studies. Let's start with a talk about my favorite topic: Neuro-Nutrition. Feel free to join! 411 Lafayette Street, 5th floor, at 2pm
Many studies including our own suggest that keeping the brain and body spry in middle age staves off later cognitive decline. A new paper suggests that contrary to some thinking, it may have nothing to do with changing the course of Alzheimer’s pathology. Find out what I think in my interview for Reuters Health and AlzForum.
I had a great experience sharing our findings on brain nutrition at the annual reThink Food conference sponsored by the Culinary Institute of America in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thank you for having me.