Dr Zieve talks with Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey MD about using physical exercise to build and maintain a healthy brain and improve cognition.
John J Ratey MD is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, research synthesist, speaker, and author, as well a clinical psychiatrist with a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has lectured and published 60 peer-reviewed articles on aggression, autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Ratey authored A Userπs Guide to the Brain (2000) and co-authored Shadow Syndromes (1997) with Catherine Johnson PhD. Between 1994 and 2005 he co-authored the series Driven to Distraction (1994), Answers to Distraction (1995) and Delivered from Distraction (2005) with Edward Hallowell MD, all published by Pantheon/Random House. He has also edited several books, including The Neuropsychiatry of Personality Disorders (1994), published by Blackwell Scientific.
Most recently, Dr Ratey has penned Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, published by Little Brown. In Spark Dr. Ratey guides readers to an understanding of neurobiology and inspires readers to reach for their full potential and embrace exercise, which is crucial for the peak performance of both brain and body. Read more at www.johnratey.com.