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Shane O’Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research (Personal Chair) at Trinity College Dublin. He is Principal Investigator in, formerly Director of (2009-2016) 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.

He is the author of two books, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation and A Brain for Business – A Brain for Life.

In Praise of Walking Shane O'Mara

The neuroscience behind the human's race unique ability of bipedalism and a hymn to the joys and many benefits, mental, physical and social, of walking.

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