Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki will deliver “A Love Affair with the Brain: A Story in Two Generations" on Tues., Oct. 30

NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki
NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki

New York University neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki will deliver “A Love Affair with the Brain: A Story in Two Generations,” an NYU College of Arts and Science Bentson Dean’s Lecture, on Tues., Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East/enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).

This lecture, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session, will consider memory formation and how physical activity can alter and improve a range of brain functions.  

Suzuki will also discuss the foundational work of her mentor, Professor Marian Diamond, who was the first to demonstrate that the adult brain can grow and change. Using excerpts from the award-winning and 2018 Emmy award-nominated documentary “My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond,” Suzuki will then describe how she used that key work to examine other forms of brain plasticity.

Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology at NYU, where she studies the effects of physical aerobic exercise on brain function. She is an award-winning scientist and teacher and author of the popular book Healthy Brain Happy Life.

Suzuki's lab at NYU is focused on defining how physical activity can maximally improve brain functions in the short term and ultimately protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's dementia in the future. 

Funded by the Bentson Foundation, Bentson Dean’s Lectures are traditionally delivered by current full-time NYU College of Arts and Science professors as well as by adjuncts and visiting professors who are leaders in their respective fields. 

The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8100 or email ken.kidd@nyu.edu for more information. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).