The Women’s Brain with Dr. Sarah Mckay

Sep 24, 2018
The Women’s Brain with Dr. Sarah Mckay

Are you curious about how we can optimize our brain health?

Ever wondered whether our mental and physical wellbeing are a result of nature or nurture?

Have you ever pondered how the women’s brain works (a question for both men and women)?

Dr. Sarah McKay is an influential brain health commentator, neuroscientist, author of The Women’s Brain book and TEDx speaker who specialises in translating brain science research into simple strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and wellbeing.

In today’s podcast with Dr. Sarah Mckay we will discuss the fascinating topic of the brain and she will share the science behind what makes the brain happy, healthy and in optimal condition.

On this episode you will discover:

  • What shapes our brain
  • The fundamental need for connection
  • The Women’s Brain
  • How women and men are socialized to be different
  • The surprising research around PMS
  • Why our expectation of our health is so important
  • Why purpose is key to happiness
  • The importance of napping

And so much more!

If you are interested in the brain and enjoy Sarah’s insights, you will love her Neuroscience Academy. The Neuroscience Academy is a 10-week, accredited, the professional-development program in applied neuroscience and brain health.

Sarah’s next course starts on the 1st of October (so be quick). You can learn more about the course here.

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About Dr. Sarah Mckay:

Dr. McKay completed an MSc and Ph.D. in neuroscience at Oxford University in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. She sums up her Ph.D. thesis up in four words, ‘Nature, Nurture or Neuroplasticity?’ After five years at the lab bench conducting neuroplasticity research, Sarah worked up the courage to hang up her lab coach and pursue a career teaching others about the mind and brain. She lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Australia with her husband and together they are raising two little surfer dudes.

Sarah writes for numerous publications and has been published extensively for consumers and professional audiences. She’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Australian Women’s Health, Daily Life, Sydney Morning Herald, Body & Soul, and has been heard and seen on SBS Insight, ABC Radio National, Balance by Deborah Hutton, Channel 7, The Exchange TV and others.

Sarah has won numerous awards for her blog, in particular for supporting wellness and mental health.

Sarah’s blog can be read by visiting, 

The Neuroscience Academy can be found at


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