Healthy Brain, Happy Life

  • by Wendy Suzuki, Billie Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by Wendy Suzuki
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brains, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide - a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities.
Nearing 40, 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.
That was when, to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: 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 an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became sharper; she 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.
Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive, and your brain actually performs better. Yes - you can make yourself smarter. 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 and 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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Self-Satisfied, Self-Serving & Self-Centered

In my opinion, Dr Suzuki should not have narrated her own book. Every sentence ends with a verbal exclamation point--sort of a sing-song up beat--which quickly becomes unnerving. She sounds impossibly happy and a bit like she is talking to children. More specifically, talking down to children she thinks might not be very bright. Plus, has no-one ever told Dr Suzuki that constantly tooting your own horn, aka bragging about yourself is often considered socially unacceptable and even--rude? There are many excellent neuroscience and brain health books available on the market today. I cannot suggest wasting one minute on this book. Do check the reviews on Amazon and be sure to listen to the sample first.
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- Sara "Avid Reader"

More Personal than Scientific

Good book but felt like it was autobiography. I was expecting more science based information.
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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio