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Dr. Wendy Suzuki to be live in AETN studios for premiere of 'Healthy Brain - Happy Life' Dec. 4

Posted 28 Nov 2018

"Healthy Brain - Happy Life With Dr. Suzuki" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. with special guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki live from the AETN studio.

Suzuki - a neuroscientist who transforms the way people think about the brain, health and happiness - uses a blend of personal stories, science narrative and useful takeaways to bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory and cognitive abilities.

By following Suzuki's "prescription" as laid out in "Healthy Brain - Happy Life," viewers will learn how to think more sharply, increase memory capacity, work and play with greater focus, feel more alive and improve moods. They will also discover how to harness the power of the brain for a better life.

Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is 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 in 1987 studying with Professor Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego in 1993 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before accepting her faculty position at New York University in 1998.

Her major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for the ability to form and retain new long-term memories. More recently her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans. Wendy is passionate about teaching, about exercise and about supporting and mentoring up-and-coming scientists.

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