Ian Robertson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist. He is the author of The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper and The Winner Effect: The Neuroscience of Success and Failure. He is the T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, and holds a visiting professorship at the University of Toronto. He is the former Chair in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. He was also a senior scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. A trained clinical psychologist (Institute of Psychiatry, London), he holds a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the University of London. His research focuses on behavior change and brain plasticity; he has more than 200 published books and articles, including in Nature, Brain, Journal of Neuroscience and Psychological Bulletin. A former science writer for the London Times, his multiply-translated popular science books include Mind Sculpture: Unlocking Your Brain's Untapped Potential and The Mind’s Eye: How Images and Language Teach Us How to See.