Category Archives: David J. Linden

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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The Brain, Touch & Two New Artists

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet, he joins Life Elsewhere to discuss his latest book The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. “They thought that the brain was too sophisticated for its own good. That during evolution it became so complex that it lost the ability to

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Examining The Sensation Of Touch

David J. Linden, is a professor of neuroscience at the John Hopkins School of Medicine and New York Times bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure. His latest book Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind examines the sensation of touch – from its biology to its vital role in every aspect of the human experience. Millions of years

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Next On Life Elsewhere

The number of listeners who checked out Life Elsewhere in December reached an all-time high, according to the official stats. More people listened to our show about Art, Media and Culture as we neared the end of the year than ever before. We’d like to think all those new listeners to Life Elsewhere agree with this accolade from acclaimed New

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