Wendy Suzuki World-renowned neuroscientist, professor, in-demand speaker
About the Author
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
Raves and Reviews
Praise for Good Anxiety:
“As I always tell my psychiatric patients, having some anxiety is a good thing. The key is learning to use your brain to transform the way you think about anxiety so you can tap into its secret powers. That’s why I love Good Anxiety so much. It offers a handy toolbox to transform your anxiety from a downer to a superpower.”
– Daniel G. Amen, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and twelve-time New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Your Brain Is Always Listening
“Good Anxiety is a must-read for anyone interested in harnessing their full power in creativity and productivity in all areas.”
– Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
“Anxiety isn’t a weakness—it’s your brain telling you that it’s time for a change. And in this incredibly insightful book, Dr. Wendy Suzuki breaks down the exact whats, whys, and hows to flipping your perspective, and turning anxiety into the secret weapon you can use to get the life you want. She will transform your kryptonite into your super power!”
– Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of Impact Theory
“Everyone feels anxious at times but “Good Anxiety” shows us that not only can we learn to live with anxiety but we can make it work for us too. Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University, shares scientific facts in a comprehensive and relatable way. She then offers clear tools and strategies to help us live a fuller life.”
– Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change
“A book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.”
– New York Journal of Books
In the Media
“A neuroscientist shares the 6 exercises she does every day to build resilience and mental strength”
August 31, 2021
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August 21, 2021
July 28, 2021
“A neuroscientist is trying to create tailored ‘exercise prescriptions’ for aging to keep the brain sharp”
December 4, 2017
“A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed”
January 13, 2016
“How Exercise Can Fuel Mental ‘Time Travel’ And Boost Creativity”
May 19, 2015