Eric Chudler, research associate professor of bioengineering and executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering at UW, hosts UWTV’s BrainWorks. BrainWorks takes viewers on a journey inside the human brain and aims to educate children and adults alike about the wonders of neuroscience.

A recent episode of the program examines the multiple benefits of exercise on the brain, and how staying active can help maintain healthy brain function throughout life. In the program, Dr. Chudler and a team of kids explore how exercise affects performance on tasks involving learning and memory. They talk with Seattle Children’s pediatrician Pooja S. Tandon about her research investigating the role of active play on the developing brain. They also discuss how exercise affects neurophysiology with developmental molecular biologist and BioE affiliate professor John Medina.