Kurt Gray is the author of the new book, The Mind Club: Who thinks, what feels, and why it matters. Kurt Gray is a professor of social psychology at UNC Chapel Hill who received his PhD from Harvard University. He studies mind perception and morality, pondering such questions as “what is the nature of good and evil,” “can we ever truly know ourselves,” “why are humanoid robots so creepy,” and “what makes grandma’s cooking taste so good?”
Alva Noë is the author of the new book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. Alva works on the nature of mind and human experience. What is art? Why does it matter to us? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and making provocative use of examples from all three of these fields, Alva offers new answers to such questions. He also shows why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been, and will continue to be, unsuccessful.
John Gray’s new book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World, explores the modern epidemic of ADHD and explains its relationship to illnesses like Parkinsons and Alzheimers. Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and over 15 books on relationships, John is one of the world’s relationship experts. Now, after years of reviewing thousands of medical studies and travelling the world to find ancient and modern remedies for improving mind, mood and focus, his new book offers insights for understanding the role of nutrition and diet for mental and emotional health. In Staying Focused in a Hyper World he explores natural remedies for ADHD, memory and brain performance—in order to better manage stress and improve relationships at home and at work. He offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods.
Kathy Freston shares her book, Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. She is a self-help author and wellness counselor; she specializes in a body/mind/spirit approach for bringing about health and happiness. Freston has worked with people healing from cancer, addiction, and depression as well as those who simply want to live consciously and healthfully.