The Neuroscience of Change

Significant change can be stressful.

It challenges our ability to cope and drains our resilience.

With change comes a new set of challenges including how to take advantage of the change scenario and assert an element of control by managing our emotions.

I was invited to give a talk to staff of the British Embassy in Ireland on the topic of the neuroscience of change.

You can view a slide summary of my talk below.

The Effect of Social Media on the Brain

Slide-deck from presentation: The Effect of Social Media on the Brain – at the Safety and Wellbeing on CyberMedia Conference hosted by the Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee. The Conference provided a forum to discuss social media and its impact on children and young people and marked International Safer Internet Day.

Brain Motion And Emotion

Presentation given to the World Medical and Health Games, Graduate Medical School University of Limerick.

Exercise increases ‘neurogenesis’ (growth of neurons) in the hippocampus – a region important for memory and implicated in cognitive ageing.


In this presentation I answer the following questions

  1. What is the link between physical activity and human brain evolution?
  2. How has human brain evolution enabled us to emotionally engage and anticipate the intentions of others?