Manage episode 301612829 series 28262
No one would be surprised to hear that anxiety has become a staple of modern life, particularly over the past year and a half, but what may surprise some is that anxiety is a necessary component in our lives that can be managed and kept at a level which actually optimizes our performance. On today’s podcast, Indre is joined by the legendary Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University, who is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. Wendy discusses the shift in her research to understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans, and examines anxiety and the gifts it offers as outlined in her new book, Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion.
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