David Lewis (psychologist)

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David Lewis measures a subject's responses to a TV commercial in the early 1980s using a specially modified version of the Mind Mirror the first non-medical EEG devise originally developed for neurofeedback by Geoffrey Blundell and Maxwell Cade

David Lewis (born 1942), a French-born English neuropsychologist, is founder and director at the independent research consultancy Mindlab International based at the Sussex Innovation Centre in Brighton. Additionally, he is a chartered psychologist,[ambiguous] an author and lecturer. He currently specialises in non-invasive techniques for measuring human responses under real life conditions. The studies started in the early 1980s while he was a doctoral student at the University of Sussex and required him to develop both the hardware and software necessary to monitor and record electrical activity in the brain.

He has a first-class honours degree in psychology and biology from the University of Westminster and a doctorate from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex, where he lectured in clinical psychology and psychopathology before setting up his own research organisation.[1]

He is the author of books covering a range of psychological topics, a lecturer and Sony award-winning broadcaster for a BBC Radio 5 Live series on the psychological relationships between sports stars and their mentors and trainers.[citation needed]

In the early 1990s his work was featured on BBC TV's Tomorrow's World.[citation needed]


  • The Secret Language of Your Child. How Children Talk Before they Can Speak, 1978. ISBN 0-285-62358-3.
  • Thinking Better, (with James Greene) 1982. ISBN 0-89256-168-8
  • Know Your Own Mind, (with James Green) 1983. ISBN 0-89256-265-X.
  • Fight Your Phobia and Win, 1984 ISBN 0-85969-398-8.
  • Loving and Loathing, 1985 ISBN 0-09-466250-9.
  • The Alpha Plan, 1986. ISBN 0-413-59740-7.
  • Mind Skills. Giving Your Child a Brighter Future, 1987. ISBN 0-586-20034-7.
  • Helping Your Anxious Child, 1988. ISBN 0-413-17100-0.
  • The Secret Language of Success. Using Body Language to Get What You Want, 1989. ISBN 963 04 9648 8.
  • Heart Attack, 1990 ISBN 0-7225-3227-X
  • Help Your Child Through School, 1992. ISBN 0091754356
  • Information Overload. Practical Strategies for Surviving in Today's Workplace, 1999
  • The Soul of the New Consumer: Authenticity What We Buy and Why in the New Economy, (with Darren Bridger) 2000 ISBN 1-85788-246-6
  • The Man who invented Hitler, 2003. ISBN 0-7553-1148-5. New Ed edition (November 1, 2004), Publisher: Headline Book Publishing; ISBN 0-7553-1149-3. ISBN 978-0-7553-1149-1
  • Pass That Exam, (DVD) 2002
  • Mastering Your Memory, (DVD) 2007
  • Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing It, 2013. ISBN 1847946852


  1. ^ "About Dr David Lewis". westminster.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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