Dr Jack Lewis
Jack's second series of Secrets of the Brain, is currently showing on Insight and his third book The Science of Sin - Why we do the Things We Know We Shouldn't is out now .
Lewis also co-presents a podcast called Geek Chic’s Weird Science discussing the latest news from the weird and wonderful in science which became a book called Mice Who Sing for Sex published last year
He also co-presented Sex Hospital for TLC and was a regular on two series of Plain Jane for MTV using basic information about how the brain works to improve confidence.
Jack fronted Discovery Science’s “The Tech Show” – a 26 x 30min series showcasing the latest developments in science, technology and engineering and is a regular on ITV‘s This Morning. He also contributed to Channel 4 series: Tom Dyckhoff’s The Secret Life of Buildings and Tony Robinson’s Gods and Monsters.
Jack co-presented Sky One‘s primetime 8x1hr series Body Language Secrets a.k.a. How to Get What you Want and was the presenter of Sky One’s 3-part series Naked Britain, taking a light-hearted look into British attitudes to nudity.
When not filming Jack has provided neuroscience consultancy services, helping to design the games for Tiger Aspect’s Britain’s Best Brain for Five and by developing a science-based 3D feature film doing for the brain what “The Great Sperm Race” did for the story of conception.
Jack’s first presenting job was a 20-part social psychology series for BBC2 calledThe People Watchers, where he performed a wide variety of social psychology experiments on unsuspecting members of the public. Previously, he was the science consultant (and featured actor) for a feature-length, Emmy Award winning documentary for Channel 4 and National Geographic, which described the biological processes that take place Inside the Living Body from birth until death.
Other television credits include Jack’s contribution to the 5-part strand Teen Club for This Morning and a 3-part prime-time ITV series called How to Get More Sex.
In 2014, Lewis collaborated with the best selling business author and Motivational Speaker Adrian Webster to write 'Sort Your Brain Out - Boost Your Performance, Manage Stress and Achieve More'. The book includes brain-powered self-help advice to help improve your mood, help you deal with stress, keep your memory sharp and generally work smarter in your everyday life.
Dr Jack also designed a Brain Gym in central London, where he tested the brain power of the public, offering advice on how to improve memory and decision making strategies. Most recently he has launched a series of live presentations Brain Coach Live! aimed at either: 1) school kids about to sit exams, 2) university students, 3) corporate business people or 4) elderly audiences. This covers various ways in which a person can optimise the functionality of their brain using memory tricks , techniques for minimising and harnessing stress, a brain-focused explanation of why practice makes perfect and a range of practical tips on how to boost general brain health.
A study Jack did in collaboration with Goldsmith’s University has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics about the use of music in tv and radio advertising and the use of a specific piece of music across several campaigns. He also conducted research in multisensory neurobiology at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and was published in the Journal of Neuroscience. He earned his PhD at the University of London using fMRIbrain scanning to investigate multisensory perception – specifically investigating where in the human brain what we see is integrated with what we hear.
During his undergraduate days in Nottingham, Dr Jack co-founded an extremely successful club night featuring every DJ from the “drum and bass” hall of fame over three years of monthly events, yet still managed to achieve a First Class degree in neuroscience.
Daredevil Jack loves to travel: having surfed, climbed, dived, skated and white water rafted in various countries across the globe.
Dr Jack writes a daily #Braintweet and a monthly blog on this website. He has also appeared on various regional and national radio stations discussing subjects such as the effects of partying hard on the human brain, different types of decision making strategies and how the brain’s response to beauty can be influenced by factors other than physical appearances.