The Daily "ECHO"

The Daily Echo: The Upward Spiral with Alex Korb: July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

In this fascinating talk, Dr. Alex Korb highlights the myriad ways in which simple life changes can modify the activity and chemistry of key brain regions to promote resilience. From sunlight and social support to exercise and gratitude, Dr. Korb presents a talk that delves into both the neuroscience research and the personal experiences that have shaped his perspective on resilience.
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 BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA, and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA. Outside of the lab he offers personal coaching, and is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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