Last Friday, at the Dalton Institute Conference, I had the opportunity to hear John J. Ratey speak. Dr. Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His presentation focused on the content of a book he published this year--it's titled Spark: the Revolutionary new Science of Exercise and the Brain. The book talks about how aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. I'm all about high-order thought process, and I'm a big believer in exercise as a vehicle for getting the brain running at its best.

I have a copy of the book in my office (CC 385). Come on by if you want to borrow the book.

Here's a photo I took of Dr. Ratey's presentation.