Jenni Ogden

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Reading and writing fiction is my passion and I'd love to send you my monthly e-newsletter so I can share my passion with you! To sign up, go to http://www.jenniogden.com/newsletter.htm. Even when I was a neuropsychologist, I wrote books that, while true, were all about story—the courageous struggles and triumphs of people who had suffered brain disorders. (My text, Fractured Minds, first published in 1996 with a 2nd edition in 2005, is still popular, mainly, I think because it is full of stories about real people, as well as facts about neuropsychology and brain disorders. Trouble In Mind , my book for the general reader, was published in the USA in 2012 and in Australia in 2013. If you like Oliver Sacks’ stories about his patients, you will probably like this too.)

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Jenni Ogden If I extend ‘my life’ back to my genealogical past, there are many intriguing mysteries. My earliest ancestors who arrived in New Zealand came on the…moreIf I extend ‘my life’ back to my genealogical past, there are many intriguing mysteries. My earliest ancestors who arrived in New Zealand came on the very first immigrant ship to New Zealand, arriving in 1842. George McKinlay and Fanny Cannon (love that name!) and their six children came to NZ on The Duchess of Argyle from Glasgow (a sixteen week journey), and had more children when they arrived in Auckland (which was very primitive at that time). I have followed them back and been to the house they lived in, in Paisley, Scotland, where they were weavers, and been in the church where they married. However, according to the Census they were not born in Scotland, but in Ireland, possibly Northern Ireland, as they were protestants and there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between Northern Ireland and Scotland as they were so close geographically, and therein lies the mystery. I can find no records of them in Ireland, whether by searching records or by going to Ireland and searching. So many records were lost in Ireland, sadly. Indeed there are many ‘mysteries’ or more accurately ‘stories to be discovered’ in my genealogy, as all of my ancestors emigrated to NZ from the UK between 1842 and 1862, the most ‘recent’ ones to the goldrush in the 1860s. Their courage and ‘fortitude’ and the hard lives they led makes life today seem very easy.(less)
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This is a big question and the answer depends on the country you live in and the universities you hope to attend. Generaly you would…more
Hi Maamoun,
This is a big question and the answer depends on the country you live in and the universities you hope to attend. Generaly you would begin with a Bachelor degree majoring in psychology and neuroscience (not medicine) , and then postgraduate Psychology degrees (Masters/Honors and PhD or Doctorate) majoring in neuropsychology. Often neuropsychologists also have a clinical psychology qualification as well. I have written a number of blog posts on Psychology Today about becoming a neuropsychologist which may help you. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...) and (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...).(less)
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A Drop in the Ocean

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'A Drop in the Ocean' CHAPTER ONE (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The first chapter from my novel out May 3rd, 2016
Extract from “Trouble In Mind: Stories From A Neuropsychologist’s Casebook” by Jenni Ogden (OUP, 2012) (Nonfiction)
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Description: The opening pages of Chapter 6, the story of a young man who made the most of his life following a severe head injury, in spite of losing his ability to recognize faces or objects, and losing his memory for his past.
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A strong story about the influence of Elie Wiesel on one of his students, Ariel Burger. Burger is struggling to find his direction in life, and although perhaps there could have ben less of that and more of Wiesel’s teachings, it never-the-less is a ...more
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It is not easy to write about a serious mental disorder with both sensitivity and humour, but Stephen Evans has managed to do just that. Brilliant attorney, Nick, has to give up his law practice when his delusions push him too far. His ex-wife Lena, ...more
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Superb book; narrative non-fiction at its best. Beginning with the devastating fire at the LA Public Library in April 1986, Susan Orlean, a very fine journalist, explores every aspect a tragedy of this magnitude exposes, from the thoughts and feeling ...more
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Loved this debut suspense with its unexpected twists and turns and the deeper message about domestic abuse, the dark path revenge and lies lead us on. It is hard to come up with a suspense that hasn't been done before, and Pip Drysdale has shown that ...more
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The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
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A well written, engaging novel with 3-dimensional characters. Both main characters are 'different', but this is conveyed by their thoughts and behaviours and not by labelling. The story, perhaps with a touch of "Eleanor Oliphant.." warms the reader a ...more
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This us a fascinating time slip novel told in two very distinct voices, Leonora a 'witch' from the late nineteenth century and a delightful, rich character, and the rather unlikeable Jeff, who is dying and utilises new technology to enter Leonora's m ...more
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This is a complex story set in Tasmania and with a theme of migration and the often unwelcoming attitude of Australians to immigrants. The main character, recently separated Sara, granddaughter of a Russian immigrant, and her small daughter Ellie, re ...more
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I am a great admirer of Sebastian Faulks's novels, but this one I found disappointing. The fractured timeline wasn't always easy to follow, and I found the characters were difficult to connect with. It is fine to have unfinished stories and plot line ...more
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“The pathogen-free pig is considered a possible candidate,”
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“May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home And may the hand of a friend always be near. May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you. —Traditional Irish Blessing”
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“How wise she was, knowing when to let go, and having the strength and generosity to put the needs of the people she loved above her own.”
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Jenni Ogden Signora wrote: "I look forward to your book updates. I keep adding to my to-read list...just hope I have enough "life" left to read them all!!! Thank you."

And I hope I have enough life left to write them! Thanks for your support!


Signora I look forward to your book updates. I keep adding to my to-read list...just hope I have enough "life" left to read them all!!! Thank you.


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Jane Stewart Thanks for the friend request :-)


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Cindy Jenni, I appreciate your friend request and the giggles you provided me.


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