Book Talk | January 29, 2016 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Arts & Entertainment - January 29, 2016

Book Talk

OF MIND AND BODY ... Long before he became a neurosurgeon and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, Jim Doty was a 12-year-old boy looking for a plastic thumb at a magic shop. Instead he had an inspirational encounter that shaped his thinking about the relationship between the brain and the heart. The insights he received are the subject of his new memoir, "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart." Doty will discuss the book in his conversation with Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbrado at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. To register for the free event, go to

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