About

Ward Plunet

I have a PhD in neuroscience (study of the brain) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. My thesis concentrated on how to repair the brain and spinal cord by enhancing central nervous system plasticity. Currently exploring new environments and experiences while enjoying writing away at coffee shops (before heading back to neuroscience).

I have interests in writing, neuroeconomics (study of human choices), neuroscience, altruism, health, exercise physiology, lifespan, general health, science 2.0, and brain health and fitness, to mention a few.

email: wplunet (at) gmail.com

3 comments for “About

  1. March 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I enjoyed your site. I like the way you analyze the research, draw conclusions and give a take home message. I also teach a brain fitness class for older adults, using the PositScience program, while offering information on brain health. I have bookmarked your site, and hope to hear more.

  2. October 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I would love to talk to you more about stress and how it is possible to train the brain to stress less with biofeedback. That is currently what my company’s app is attempting to do. In fact, we have a case study that involves one of our CEOs going through traumatic events and still managing her stress and heart rate variability.

  3. November 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Love your website Ward. Great subject and nice clear punchy writing. Have you heard of whole body vibration (WBV)? I am a naturopath in Massachusetts specializing in WBV. I’m currently writing a book about WBV, and found your website while researching brain health. WBV is intense exercise (along with many other benefits) and from my experience myself and with many clients seems to have fabulous brain health effects. It has been shown to increase neurotransmitter levels – i.e. serotonin and norepinephrine. No research yet on neurogensis with WBV specifically, though tons on WBV as exercise, hormonal changes, bone density increases. Makes sense it would help the brain as is intense exercise and has many other general health benefits.