FORA.tv Speaker - Frank Wilson

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Biography

Frank Wilson is a neurologist/writer who resides in Portland, Oregon. Now retired from active clinical practice, he was a founder of the Health Program for Performing Artists at the University of California San Francisco, and its medical director from 1996-2000. He was Visiting Professor of Neurology at the University of Dusseldorf in 1989-1990, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco until 2000, and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center until 2004.

He has long been interested in the neurology of skilled hand movement, and is a widely respected authority on the neurology of acquired hand disorders. He is the author of two monographs on the hand: Tone Deaf and All Thumbs: an invitation to music-making for late bloomers and non-prodigies (Viking-Penguin, 1986) and The Hand: how its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture (Pantheon Books, 1998).

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Big Picture Learning, a nonprofit corporation that has established and administers over 80 alternative inner city urban high schools in the United States and several other countries. He is an avid motorcyclist.

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Frank Wilson: Hand-Made Minds and Mind-Made Hands

05.21.11 | 00:26:57 min | 0 comments