Elaine will be in discussion with Ruby Wax at the Latitude Festival on 17th July on Nature, Nurture and Depression.
Professor Elaine Fox is one of the world’s leading experimental psychologists and an expert on the science of optimism.
Elaine has published widely on the scientific aspects of fear and optimism, and her work, which has appeared in many leading scientific journals, has been summarized in an academic book Emotion Science: Neuroscientific and Cognitive Approaches to Understanding Human Emotions (published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008).
Her scientific discoveries on the genetic aspects of optimism have been discussed widely across the national media, and led to her appearance in an ABC documentary presented by Michael J. Fox (no relation) entitled The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, as well as the writing of her first commercial project, RAINY BRAIN, SUNNY BRAIN.
She has given several public talks on “The Optimism Gene?”, “Is it really possible to measure happiness?”, “Presenting Science in the Media” and “Should we worry about mobile phones?”