OHNY Stacks: In Praise of Walking
Where: Open House New York
212-991-6470 Price: $5–$8
Buy tickets/get more info now
See other events in these categories:
In a time of isolation, sitting inside and avoiding the streets, we are alienated from one of the most important activities for our wellness: walking.
In Praise of Walking by Shane O’Mara explicates how transformative walking is for our bodies, how it grows brain cells, works our muscles, spurs our creative minds, and brings joy. As we walk, we gain the ability to balance, weave through a crowded city, and run our “inner GPS” system. In Praise of Walking proves that walkability is more than just a metric, it is crucial to making a healthier city.
This event will be hosted live on Zoom. You will receive the link to the event content in your order confirmation email, and in a reminder email before the event starts. The event will be recorded and shared with all ticket buyers.
Shane O’Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin; he is a psychologist and neuroscientist. He has published over 140 papers, written for multiple newspapers and magazines, edited for academic books, and currently publishes a regular newsletter. He is also the author of Why Torture Doesn’t Work and A Brain for Business—A Brain for Life. His research interests focus on functions ‘within the brain’ (memory, stress, depression, for example), and on the ‘brain in the world’ (using a ‘brain’s-eye view’ lens on social, cultural, and policy issues).