Author(s): Dr Wendy Suzuki
A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health and our personal happiness in this clear, informative and inspiring guide - a blend of personal memoir, science narrative and practical advice that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory and cognitive abilities. Nearing forty, Dr Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. But despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely and tired, and knew that her life had to change. Wendy started simply - by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed that not only did she begin to get fit, she also became sharper, had more energy, and her memory improved. Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know why. What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises - four-minute Brain Hacks - to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently. Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains or bodies and, ultimately, our lives.
Dr Wendy Suzuki received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California before studying Neuroscience at the University of California, where she was recognised with the Donald B. Lindsley Prize, given out annually by the Society for Neuroscience for meritorious doctoral research in the field of behavioural neuroscience. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute for Mental Health and currently runs an active research lab at New York University, where she has been recognised with numerous awards, including the prestigious Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Billie Fitzpatrick has collaborated on more than twenty-five books in the areas of mind-body health, nutrition, sexuality and relationships, and diet and fitness.