Peter C. Whybrow, M.D. is Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California in Los Angeles. He is also the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine and CEO of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.
Whybrow argues that while the affluent environment we have created for ourselves is compelling it does not fit easily with our biological heritage, generating a mismatch that threatens disruption of both mind and body. In the latest book and the last of his trilogy, The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well-Live, this evolving mismatch is explored by asking two fundamental questions, "Who do you think you are?" and "How to live?" By harnessing modern science to better understand the nature of ourselves and by returning to ancient human truths that in our frenzy we now overlook, Whybrow asserts that we can live not only better individual lives, but also build together a thriving future that serves the common good.
His media appearances include the Charlie Rose Show, Tavis Smiley, PopTech, Good Morning America and many others.
Books by Dr. Peter Whybrow
- The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the life well lived
- American Mania: When more is not enough
- A Mood Apart: Depression, mania and other afflictions of the self
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