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1440 Faculty Focus: Getting to Know Alex Korb

1440 Faculty Focus: Getting to Know Alex Korb

Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He received a bachelor of science in neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a doctorate in neuroscience at UCLA.

What do you think is the most important lesson people can glean from your work?

Small changes in your actions, interactions, thoughts, and environment can actually change the activity and chemistry of key brain circuits that contribute to depression.

Do you have an affirmation for tough times?


What’s the one thing that we should all remember about love?

It’s more about what you give than what you get.

Where’s your happy place?

My smiling, 3-month-old baby girl.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A famous author.

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