We’re delighted to announce that University of Essex professor Elaine Fox, author of Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, has been
shortlisted for Salon London’s inaugural Transmission Prize. The prize will be awarded to the speaker who has done the most to engage the Salon’s audience and beyond in a new and interesting idea. Salon is launching the Transmission prize to reward non-fiction, not only in book form but also through other media and live presentation.
The winner and prize will be awarded on 7th February 2013.
Conville & Walsh announce of Transmission Prize shortlisting here: www.convilleandwalsh.com/index.php/news-views/news/elaine-fox-shortlisted-for-transmission-prize/
Are you a glass half-full, or a half-empty type of person? You can hear Elaine Fox talk about the science of Optimism and Pessimism at a number of events in the UK.
Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival (24th March)
Pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist Professor Elaine Fox explores why some of us are optimists and some pessimists and what we can do about it.
Essex Book Festival (19th March)
Leading psychologist and neuroscientist, Professor Elaine Fox from the University of Essex shows how we can brighten our lives and help ourselves flourish by retraining our brains, in her highly popular new book.
Bath Literary Festival (2nd March)
Charles Fernyhough and Elaine Fox use genetics, neurology, and psychology to discuss memory and optimism.
Brighton Science Festival, Catalyst Club (28th February)
How full is that glass? And does it matter? Elaine Fox explores the connection between optimism and happiness, and shows the new techniques for training happiness into the brain.
Sceptics in the Pub, Oxford (6th February)
Thinking and drinking. That is the unlikely goal of Sceptics in the Pub. Each month a speaker is invited to talk about an area of belief and to invite critical debate. Sceptical though, challenging discussions and humour are encouraged!
Café Scientifique in The Minories, Colchester (9th January)
What makes us happy or sad and how we can brighten our lives by retraining our brains will be discussed at the latest Café Scientifique talk in Colchester.
Elaine recently took a book tour of her hometown Dublin. She was interviewed on The John Murray Show on RTE Radio and also appeared on The Ray Darcy Show on Today FM. Elaine also made a guest appearance on Ireland AM with Sinead Desmond and Mark Cagney and was such a success that the local bookshops sold out of Rainy Brain Sunny Brain!
You can find further details of her radio and television interviews and watch Elaine’s appearance on Ireland AM in the Media section.
Elaine will be chatting to Ray Darcy on this Today FM show in Ireland on Tuesday 31st July at 10.30 am.
She will also be chatting to Richard Bacon about Rainy Brain and Sunny Brain on his BBC Radio 5 Live Show on Wednesday 15th August from around 2:45 until 3:15.
Are you a glass half-full, or a half-empty type of person? Or do you swing both ways? Could you change your approach if you wanted to? Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers because Professor Elaine Fox will be on hand to help you understand just what makes you tick from an entirely scientific point of view.
In this short talk Elaine Fox discusses how our fear systems and reward systems connect with higher centres to shape how positively (or negatively) we perceive life.
She uses the analogy of a river carving out a valley to describe how it is that we end up thinking a certain way, and discusses ways that we can ‘change’ the way we think using some well established methods.