CM 004: Wendy Suzuki on How Exercise Makes You Smarter

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Twitter - Wendy Suzuki and Healthy Brain Half and HalfWendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Wendy is an award-winning teacher and researcher, a TEDx speaker, and the author of the best-selling book Healthy Brain, Happy Life.

While we have become more familiar with ways exercise can improve our body, Wendy helps us understand what it can do for our brain. She shares how exercise can improve our memories, our learning abilities, and our creativity.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • how exercise can generate the kinds of brain cells we need the most
  • the potential of exercise to disrupt how we age
  • how to find a life-changing exercise regime
  • what we are learning about mood, focus and attention in relation to exercise
  • what movement can do for creativity and imagination
  • why there is an urgency when it comes to exercise and our brains
  • opportunities for thinking bigger when it comes to this kind of brain research

Wendy also shares how her experience with exercise has influenced her teaching and her research focus.

Links to People and Topics Mentioned

Marian Diamond

Intensati

New York University

Wendy Suzuki’s Research Lab

Transistor: A STEM Audio Project podcast

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