About Dr. Eugene Emmer
As a young physiology student at Cal Berkeley, I was greatly influenced by Professor Marian Diamond, my human anatomy teacher. Prof Diamond is the world’s authority on neural enrichment, the principal that the brain is like a muscle: The more it is challenged, the stronger it develops. Her research and others convinced me that teaching a child not only develops a skill, it also develops the brain and generally, the younger the child, the more their brain will develop.
After my son was born, it was natural that I would use my medical training to his benefit. I constantly looked for ways to stimulate his growing mind. In the process, I created a very simple way to teach a young child to read. When he was still a toddler, I taught him to read using this method. Teaching him was much easier than I could have guessed and we had so much fun doing it together. So, I wrote a book about it.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Then I switched coasts and earned a doctorate in human physiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After working for two years as a post-doctoral research scientist at Tufts New England Medical Center, I decided to change career directions and go into business. I finished a Master’s degree in Management at MIT’s Sloan Business School.
With all of that education behind me, I enjoyed an international career in the medical industry in several European countries as well as the USA. I currently live in a small Northern European country, trying hard to be a great father and succeeding some of the time.
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