The disruptive power of exercise | Dr. Wendy Suzuki | TEDxACCD

Want the secret to super-charge your brain power? “Try exercise!” says neuroscientist and fitness instructor Professor Wendy Suzuki. In an electric presentation that includes live music, Suzuki describes the neuroscience behind why exercise is the new magic bullet for your brain.

Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D. is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Her research focuses on two main questions. First, she is interested in understanding how our brains allow us to learn and retain new long-term memories for facts and events. Second, she is interested in understanding the effects of aerobic exercise on our learning memory and cognitive abilities. Wendy is a recipient of numerous grants and awards for her research including the prestigious Troland Research award from the National Academy of Sciences and NYU’s Golden Dozen Teaching award. She is also passionate about supporting women in science. Her first book, entitled “Healthy Brain Happy Life” will be published by Harper Collins in May of 2015.

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