The latest episodes in our Resilience Unravelled podcast series have now been released,
In the first episode Resilience Unravelled – Surviving traumatic brain injury Dr. Russell Thackeray talks to Dr Diane Stoler, a Neuropsychologist and Board Certified Health Psychologist who set up her own practice in 1979. In 1990 she suffered a cerebral bleed whilst driving and was involved in a car accident which left her badly injured. She was treated at the first integrated treatment clinic in New England and she uses this multi faceted approach in her own work helping brain injury and brain trauma survivors regain control of their lives and thrive.
Dr Stoler talks about her personal experiences as well as her professional expertise. Fourteen years after her car crash she had a mini-stroke and two further separate accidents left her with further concussions. Then, during routine CAT scans and MRIs, doctors discovered a brain tumor and diagnosed permanent brain damage. These experiences have led her to devote her clinical practice and writings to help organisations and individuals overcome life’s obstacles and achieve their goals.
You can get in touch with Dr Stoler at https://www.drdiane.com/
In the second episode, Resilience Unravelled – Scientific journalism- thinking, learning and connecting Dr.Thackeray talks to Lydia Denworth, a scientific journalist and popular science writer who lives in New York. A journalist for over twenty years, Lydia writes primarily about science and social issues and is a contributing editor at Scientific American.
In this podcast Lydia talks about her career and how, although she is not a scientist, she writes about serious scientific subjects. Her first book, Toxic Truth: A Scientist, A Doctor and the Battle Over Lead told the story of how two men risked their careers and reputations to sound alarm bells about how lead was contaminating the environment and endangering children whilst her second I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language, resulted from the diagnosis of her youngest son’s hearing loss.
This book tells the story of her investigation into hearing, sound, brain plasticity and deaf culture and is based on the research she undertook so she could understand his diagnosis and the best way she could help him. She also talks about the use of Cochlear Implants, the science behind them and the resistance to them. Lydia wrote book for the parents of deaf children and teachers in the deaf community but it has also reached a wider audience because of the brain development story in children and the discussion of technology in deaf culture.
She is now working on a third book, which explores the biology and evolution of friendship which will be released in the UK in March 2020.
You can get in touch with Lydia at https://lydiadenworth.com/
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