plan to spend at least one hour each week–longer, if you plan to explore the optional curated resources or join the virtual live event.
Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens and Every Note Played and the nonfiction book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore.
Through her fiction, Lisa is dedicated to describing with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by brain diseases and conditions, inspiring empathy and support for care and scientific research. She’s written novels about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington's disease and ALS. Her next novel is about bipolar disorder.
Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. Her TED Talk on preventing Alzheimer’s has been viewed more than 7 million times.
She lives on Cape Cod with her children and dog Peanut.
To learn more about Lisa and her work, visit lisagenova.com.
We schedule our TED Courses with start dates so that you can move through the content as part of a global group of learners.Along the way, you’ll benefit from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ideas that your classmates share.
We’ll unlock new content at the start of each week, but it’s completely up to you to determine when you’d like to complete that week’s videos, activities and discussion questions. If you’re a morning person, you can start the day with your TED Course and a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’d like to learn late at night–that’s OK, too!
The only live element of the courses are the optional, weekly virtual events: these are a wonderful way for you to get to know the other learners in your course, and we offer them twice each week to engage learners in different time zones.