Dr Sarah McKay

Indulge your neurobiology

Dr Sarah McKay

Indulge your neurobiology

Biography

Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist turned science writer who translates mind and brain research into simple strategies for health and wellbeing. She lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where she combines running her science communications business with raising two little surfer dudes.

Sarah completed her DPhil at Oxford University where she spent her time examining neuroplasticity in the developing brain before moving to Sydney in search of sunshine. After five years postdoc research she hung up her lab-coat to pursue a career in science writing. Instead of examining neurons and synapses through the microscope lens, Sarah now considers the workings of the brain through the lens of everyday life.

Sarah blogs about neuroscience, and speaks and writes about the brain to help others discover, understand, and implement the latest findings from the world of neurobiology.

What can we learn about our brains if we choose to respect and indulge in our neurobiology? Sarah talks about what happened when she left academic research behind and began to run experiments with her brain at home.

Sarah shares her daily brain hack and the benefits that come from paying attention to our innate biological rhythms. She shows how indulging your neurobiology can improve memory and learning, spark creativity, and change the way you engage with the world around you.