Elaine Fox, PhD

Elaine Fox, PhD is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, where she directs the Oxford Centre for Emotions & Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN). She was awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Investigator fellowship in 2013 to set up a large study in Oxford investigating why some people are emotionally vulnerable while others are resilient. She is also a writer and speaker with passion for engaging everyone with the science behind how our mind works.

  • Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain

    By Elaine Fox, PhD

    Read by Karen Saltus

    How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook

    Fox describes a range of techniques that can actually strengthen specific thought processes.

    “Drawing on a host of studies in neurobiology and genetics, as well as evolutionary and behavioral psychology, Fox explores the struggle between the parts of the brain associated with fear and pessimism and those associated with pleasure and optimism...Fox introduces readers to many new concepts from experimental psychology and recent research on neuroplasticity and neurogenesis...[A] welcome, if intellectually demanding, introduction to a key area of brain research.” - Publishers Weekly

    Released July 19, 2016
    English, Unabridged