Theo Mulder (b. 1953) is a neuro-psychologist. He was a professor at the universities of Nijmegen and Groningen as well as the director of institutes at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His previous book, The Born Adapter: On the Brain, Movement and Change (2003), which surveyed the fascinating science of human movement and rehabilitation, sold 20,000 copies in the Netherlands. The book was also translated into German.