Dr. Wendy Suzuki
Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University and a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity and mental health. Named one of the top ten women changing the way we see the world by? Good Housekeeping, she’s a regular expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal,? Shape and? Health and author of?GOOD ANXIETY and? HEALTHY BRAIN, HAPPY LIFE. Her TED talk has more than 31 million views on Facebook—the 2nd most viewed TED talk of 2018. She’s had numerous press appearances, including CBS This Morning, Dr. Oz, National Geographic and World Health Organization. Wendy received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at University of California, Berkeley in 1987 studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She earned 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 is brain plasticity. Best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories, she more recently focused on how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans. Wendy is passionate about teaching, exercise and supporting/ enhancing mental health in our schools & communities.