Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a world-renowned neuroscientist, a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity, and a dynamic speaker frequently in-demand for her energetic and motivational keynotes. She was recently named one of the “10 Women Changing the Way We See the World” by Good Housekeeping and regularly serves as a sought-after expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Shape, and Health. Dr. Suzuki is best known for her research examining how the brain forms long-term memories, while her more recent work has focused on how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory, and higher cognitive abilities in humans.
Dr. Suzuki’s Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion is a guidebook for how to harness the power of anxiety into unexpected gifts. Dr. Suzuki draws on cutting-edge research and her own intimate struggles with anxiety, encouraging readers to not see anxiety as a curse, but as a unique gift that they can leverage to help solve life’s problems. By including concrete practical strategies that anyone can do themselves, Good Anxiety is accessible and inspiring, training readers on how to use anxiety to eliminate social anxiety, sleeplessness, fear of performance or public speaking, and much more.
Dr. Suzuki’s previous book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better, explores the biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. She tells her story of nearing forty while at the pinnacle of her career before waking up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired. Healthy Brain, Happy Life shares how exercising helped her not only get fit, but also improved her memory and helped her become sharper and more energized. In this fascinating book, Dr. Suzuki accessibly teaches readers how they can make their body feel alive while activating their brains.
Passionate about teaching, Dr. Suzuki is currently a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. She received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley before earning her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Suzuki also teaches a form of exercise called intenSati and is the CEO of BrainBody, a platform that educates participants on the brain-enhancing effects of exercise.
With an innovative speaking style, Dr. Suzuki has traveled all over the world virtually and physically to help audiences easily understand the neuroscience behind how to drastically improve their lives. Her infamous TED talk on the brain-changing benefits of exercise has received more than 31 million views on Facebook and was the 2nd most viewed TED talk of 2018. In her keynotes and presentations, Dr. Suzuki energizes audiences with her dynamic speaking and physical exercises. She implores crowds to get off their feet, engage both their mind and body, and transform their ways of thinking and living.
- Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion
- Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better
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