Sharper Brain, Smarter You: Happiness
Learning & Development,
Everyone wants to be happy and have a brain that functions at an optimal level. Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University and author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life, discusses her latest research on the positive effects of exercise on our brain. She describes how this has positive implications for the business world as well as individuals.
Dr. Suzuki talks about the concept of brain plasticity and how new brain cells form as the result of an enriched environment, the concept of memories and how they define our personality, and how to improve one’s memory. She discusses her research on brain functions, and the relationship between exercising and the brain and its effect on creativity, mood, energy and memory. Dr. Suzuki also talks about the research on types and duration of exercises that best improve cognitive abilities. She describes what happens in the brains of individuals who meditate for long and shares tips on how to get started with a meditation program. She also talks about the benefits of corporate wellness programs.
What you’ll learn
- How to happiness defined
- Exercise and its impact on the brain and the role of brain plasticity and the connection between exercise and memory
- Link between memories and personality
- Benefits of meditation and wellness programs