Monday, May 14, 2012

Tedx Talk on Exercise and the Brain

NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki talks at a TEDx conference about exercise, the brain, learning and memory.

One of the teachers who inspired Dr. Suzuki is Marian Diamond of the University of Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology. Dr. Diamond's research into the differences in the brains of rats living in enriched or impoverished environments (including those exercise wheels) demonstrated that the brain can change at any age. The old wisdom was that once adulthood was reached, we had the brain we were going to have. Not so.

What does this mean to us? Like those rats, our brains are able to change in the womb, and they can keep changing right up until the end. This is one of the reasons why neurofeedback can produce the kinds of changes it does.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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