Wendy Suzuki

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University where she studies the effects of physical aerobic exercise on brain function.  She is an award-winning scientist, thought leader, dynamic speaker and author of the popular book Healthy Brain Happy Life that was recently made into a PBS science special. Her TED talk was one of the top 5 most popular TED talks of 2018.   

Suzuki is known for her innovative and engaging teaching and lecture style that often has audience members exercising as part of her lecture. She is also a pioneer in bringing physical activity and meditation into her New York University undergraduate classroom and is currently studying the effects of increased physical activity on university engagement, grad es and cognitive functions in the New York University undergraduate population. Her teaching philosophy is based on the power of experiential learning. Indeed, experiential learning is her general life philosophy that has guided her choices both in her neuroscience research career and in her life . See even more videos, pod casts and interviews at: www.wendvsuzuki.com.



  • The Effects of Exercise and Meditation on the Brain
  • Practical Neuroscience for Everyday Life
  • Practical Neuroscience for your Business Life
  • Using Exercise to Enhance and Expand Education Goals. 


  • Suzuki was recently named one of the 50 women over 50 changing the way we see the world by L’Oreal and Good Housekeeping Magazine (September 2017)
  • New York University Golden Dozen Teaching Award, 2010
  • National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, 2004
  • McKnight Foundation Scholar Award, 1998 – 2000
  • Donald B. Lindsley Prize, Society for Neuroscience, 1994