How did we evolve to walk? In what ways does our brain manage the action of walking? What are the long and short-term benefits of walking for our mental and physical health?

Enjoy an evening of lively and explorative discussion with neuroscientist, Shane O'Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research at TCD and author of his most recent book In Praise of Walking (Penguin) along with a host of other panelists. 

Shane O’Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. He is Principal Investigator in, and was Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, one of Europe’s leading research centres for neuroscience. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator. 

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.



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  • Where: Paccar Theatre
  • Price: FREE
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  • Please note: parts of this event take place outside, please dress appropriately.

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