EP.208 – The Balanced Brain w/Dr Camilla Nord, Neuroscientist & Author

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EP.208 – The Balanced Brain w/Dr Camilla Nord, Neuroscientist & Author

A powerful reframing of mental health, grounded in cutting-edge neuroscientific research

There are many routes to mental wellbeing and award-winning neuroscientist Camilla Nord is at the forefront of finding them.

Dr Camilla Nord, leads the Mental Health Neuroscience Lab at the University of Cambridge, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, and she has a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry.

Her lab investigates brain-body interactions in neuropsychiatric disorders using methods from cognitive and computational neuroscience.

The Balanced Brain by Camilla Nord offers a revelatory tour of the scientific and technological developments that are revolutionizing the way we think about mental health, showing why and how events – and treatments – can affect people in such different ways.

In The Balanced Brain Nord reframes mental health as an intricate, self-regulating process, one which is different from all of us.

She examines a huge diversity of treatments, from therapy to medication, to show how they work, and why they sometimes don’t.

In doing so, she reveals how the small things we do to lift our mood during the course of a day – a piece of chocolate, chatting to a friend – often work on the same pathways in our brain as the latest pharmacological treatments for mental health disorders.

Whether they help us to manage pain, learn from experience or expend energy on the things that are important for survival, these conscious actions are part of a complex self-regulating process that is unique to each individual and the constant backdrop to our everyday lives.

Nord shows that, with so many factors at play there are more possibilities for recovery and resilience than we might think.

The Balanced Brain is an invitation to discover pathways that make each of us feel better and to understand why.

Yvette Le Blowitz Podcast Host talks with Camilla Nord Author of The Balanced Brain to find out The Science of Mental Health. 

In Podcast Episode – EP.208

Camilla Nord shares:

– a little bit about herself

– insights into her book – The Balanced Brain

– why is laughter good for us

– is craving Chocolate bad for us

– why did we experience depression during lockdown

– why is Drive important when it comes to Mental Health

– her own self-care rituals

Plus we talk about so much more……..

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Camilla Nord

Author of  The Balanced Brain 

Email: Camilla.Nord@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

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Please note – The information in this podcast is a general conversation between the podcast host and podcast guest and is not intended to replace professional medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for medical treatment or advice from a mental health professional or qualified medical doctor or specialist.  Use of any of the material in this podcast show is always at the listeners discretion.  

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