Shane O’Mara

Most of us walk around on two feet every day—as part of our commute, on a hike, to the store, or just through the house. According to author and neuroscientist Shane O’Mara, this seemingly simple ability is an important part of what defines humanity. What has to happen, in the brain and body, for us to achieve this skill? How are we able to move, balance, navigate, and stay safe—all at once? How does walking protect our brain health and cognitive function? In Praise of Walking answers these questions and more.

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