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Author: Dr. Andrew Huberman

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The Huberman Lab Podcast discusses Neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body controls our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health.

We also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.

Dr. Andrew Huberman is a tenured Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration and neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Huberman has consistently published original research findings and review articles in top-level peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Neuron, and Current Biology.

He is a regular member of several National Institutes of Health review panels, and a Fellow of the McKnight Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Dr. Huberman regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organizations, and for various units of U.S. and Canadian Special Operations.
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In this episode I describe the science of how and why pain arises in the body and brain, and how we can actively control our experience of pain. I discuss inflammation, stress, acupuncture, limb damage and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I review protocols that leverage the lymphatic and nervous system to accelerate pain relief and healing in a variety of situations. Other topics discussed include how heat versus cold impacts neurons and wounds, red-light, sunlight, stem cells and more.  Thank you to our sponsors: ExpressVPN - http://expressvpn.com/huberman Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman Our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/andrewhuberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Other links: The Ready State/Dr. Kelly Starrett https://thereadystate.com/ Instagram: @thereadystate https://www.instagram.com/thereadystate/ Twitter: @thereadystate https://twitter.com/thereadystate Love and Pain Study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/24716721/   Timestamps below. 00:00:00 Introduction/Avenues for Support 00:04:58 Deliberate Unlearning 00:06:43 Pain, Injury and Regeneration 00:09:17 A System of Touch (Somatosensation) 00:11:42 Pain and Injury are Dissociable 00:15:19 Objective versus Subjective Control of Experience 00:16:15 Plasticity of Perception 00:16:41 Lack of Pain Is Self-Destructive; So Is Excessive Pain 00:18:42 Homoculous, Ratonculous, Dogunculus 00:19:05 “Sensitivity” explained 00:21:30 Inflammation 00:22:24 Phantom Limb Pain 00:24:00 Top-down Relief of Pain by Vision 00:26:41 From Deaf to Hearing Sounds 00:28:10 Pain Is In The Mind & Body 00:29:44 Recovering Movement Faster After Injury 00:35:00 Don’t Over Compensate 00:37:34. Concussion, TBI & Brain Ageing 00:40:49 The Brain’s Sewage Treatment System: Glymphatic Clearance 00:43:05 Body Position & Angle During Sleep 00:44:30 Types of Exercise For Restoring & Maintaining Brain Health 00:47:33 Ambulance Cells in The Brain 00:49:20 True Pain Control by Belief and Context 00:51:45 Romantic Love and Pain 00:55:05 Dopaminergic Control of Pain 00:57:15 Acupuncture: Rigorous Scientific Assessment 01:07:32 Vagus Activation and Autonomic Control of Pain 01:08:30 Inflammation, Turmeric, Lead and DHT 01:11:40 Adrenalin: Wim Hof, Tummo, “Super-Oxygenation” Breathing 01:14:53 Protocols For Accelerating Tissue Repair & Managing Pain 01:17:55 Ice Is Not Always Nice (For Pain and Injury): Sludging, Fascia, Etc. 01:22:02 Chronic and/or Whole Body Pain; Red-Light Therapy, Sunlight 01:26:10 Glymphatics and Sleep 01:26:29 Stem Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP: Shams, Shoulds and Should Nots 01:31:38 Young Blood: Actual Science 01:35:44 Synthesis, Support & Resources Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
In this episode, I describe how to access focused learning bouts, creative states, and the underlying neural circuitry involved. I frame this in the context of our daily 24-hour cycle in order to make it practical, clear and precise about timing. I review the role of fasting, meal timing and specific types of nutrients for promoting certain states of mind. I also review various other tools and biological factors that directly or indirectly gate brain function and that we can control. I answer commonly asked questions about the science of psychedelics, binaural beats, and visualization. Thank you for your interest in science! Thank you to our sponsors: InsideTracker - http://insidetracker.com/huberman Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman   Our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/andrewhuberman   Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman   Links I mention: Spike Jonze/Kenzo Perfume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMqvniiEkk Dr. Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Czeisler Reveri Health (Free) Research Supported Hypnosis: https://reverihealth.com/ The NSDR I do every day (30 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEw5BkK9K9A&t=15s   Timestamps below. 00:00 Introduction 04:53 The Daily (Learning) Routine 07:13 Plasticity Is NOT the Goal 09:26 No Obligation To Change 09:59 Practical Plasticity Language 13:37 Pillars of Neuroplasticity 15:16 My Daily Routine: Chronotype Management 17:20 Plasticity of the Wake-Sleep Circuit: Morning Light 19:09 Delay Caffeine! 21:19 Light, Black Coffee, Hydrate 22:57 High Alertness, Linear Tasks/Learning 25:12 Background Music/Noise: Yay or Nay? 26:52 “GO” versus “NO-GO”: The Basal Ganglia & Dopamine 28:37 Leveraging GO, NO-GO 30:08 Non-Specific Action 32:06 Clear, Calm, Focused: The GO, NO-GO Sweet Spot 33:48 When Very Alert, Work In Silence; When Tired, Include Background Noise 35:28 Temperaments Vary: And So Should This 36:01 The 3 Hour-Long Post Waking Block 36:20 Early Morning Exercise and GO Networks 38:05 Fasting, Ketogenic Diets, & Food Volume 39:41 Sodium/Electrolytes 40:57 Avoiding Hot Lunch, Food Pre-Occupation 42:01 Post Lunch Low/No Cognitive Load 42:56 Hydration, NSDR, Nap 44:54 Creativity Work 46:26 Creativity Is A Two-Part Phenomenon 51:15 Psychedelics 58:20 Afternoon Light As Insurance 1:00:26 Evening Nutrition 1:01:21 Repacking Glycogen: Hormonal Factors 1:04:11 Pre-Sleep Anxiety: Normal and Easy To Solve 1:07:08 The Power of Objective Tools 1:08:14 Visualization 1:11:34 Mini-Synthesis 1:13:31 Resetting Your Clock 1:15:55 Don’t Trust the Mind Now 1:16:59 Two, (Maybe 3) Optimization Bouts Per Day 1:18:33 Organizational Logic 1:20:22 Wim Hof Breathing, Binaural Beats, Ice Baths, Etc. 1:24:42 Variation Among People, and Dogs 1:25:49 Accurate Versus Exhaustive 1:27:57 Familiar and New Ways To Support   Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
In this episode I discuss how we can use specific types of behavior to change our brain, both for sake of learning the movements themselves and for allowing us to learn non-movement based information as well. I describe the key role that errors plays in triggering our brains to change and how the vestibular (balance) system can activate and amplify neuroplasticity. As always, I cover science, and science-based practical tools. Thank you in advance for your questions and for your interest in science! Thank you to our sponsors: Headspace - http://headspace.com/specialoffer Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman Madefor - https://getmadefor.com/ -- code: Huberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Timestamps below. 00:00:00: Introduction 00:06:20: Nerves and Muscles 00:12:00: Exercise alone won’t change your brain 00:12:58: Behavior will change your brain 00:13:30: Remembering the wrong things 00:15:00: Behavior as the gate to plasticity 00:15:45: Types of Plasticity 00:17:32: Errors Not Flow Trigger Plasticity 00:21:30: Mechanisms of Plasticity 00:22:30: What to learn when you are young 00:23:50: Alignment of your brain maps: neuron sandwiches 00:26:00: Wearing Prisms On Your Face 00:29:10: The KEY Trigger Plasticity 00:32:20: Frustration Is the Feeling to Follow (Further into Learning) 00:33:10: Incremental Learning 00:35:30: Huberman Free Throws 00:38:50: Failure Specificity Triggers Specific Plastic Changes 00:40:20: Triggering Rapid, Massive Plasticity Made Possible 00:43:25: Addiction 00:45:25: An Example of Ultradian-Incremental Learning 00:49:42: Bad Events 00:51:55: Surprise! 00:52:00: Making Dopamine Work For You (Not The Other Way Around) 00:53:20: HOW to release dopamine 00:55:00: (Mental) Performance Enhancing Drugs 00:56:00: Timing Your Learning 00:57:36: (Chem)Trails of Neuroplasticity 00:58:57: The Three Key Levers To Accelerate Plasticity 00:59:15: Limbic Friction: Finding Clear, Calm and Focused 01:04:25: The First Question To Ask Yourself Before Learning 01:05:00: Balance 01:07:45: Cerebellum 01:10:00: Flow States Are Not The Path To Learning 01:11:18: Novelty and Instability Are Key 01:14:55: How to Arrive At Learning 01:15:45: The Other Reason Kids Learn Faster Than Adults 01:19:25: Learning French and Other Things Faster 01:22:00: Yoga versus Science 01:32:00: Closing Remarks Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
This episode introduces neuroplasticity- which is how our brain and nervous system learns and acquires new capabilities. I describe the differences between childhood and adult neuroplasticity, the chemicals involved and how anyone can increase their rate and depth of learning by leveraging the science of focus. I describe specific tools for increasing focus and learning. The next two episodes will cover the ideal protocols for specific types of learning and how to make learning new information more reflexive. Thank you to our sponsors: InsideTracker - http://insidetracker.com/huberman Headspace - http://headspace.com/specialoffer Madefor - http://getmadefor.com/ -- code: Huberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman   Reference: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30332-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982216303323%3Fshowall%3Dtrue Timestamps below. 00:00 Introduction 03:50 Plasticity: What Is it, & What Is It For? 06:30 Babies and Potato Bugs 08:00 Customizing Your Brain 08:50 Hard-Wired Versus Plastic Brains 10:25 Everything Changes At 25 12:29 Costello and Your Hearing 13:10 The New Neuron Myth 14:10 Anosmia: Losing Smell 15:13 Neuronal Birthdays Near Our Death Day 16:45 Circumstances for Brain Change 17:21 Brain Space 18:30 No Nose, Eyes, Or Ears 19:30 Enhanced Hearing and Touch In The Blind 20:20 Brain Maps of The Body Plan 21:00 The Kennard Principle (Margaret Kennard) 21:36 Maps of Meaning 23:00 Awareness Cues Brain Change 25:20 The Chemistry of Change 26:15 A Giant Lie In The Universe 27:10 Fathers of Neuroplasticity/Critical Periods 29:30 Competition Is The Route to Plasticity 32:30 Correcting The Errors of History 33:29 Adult Brain Change: Bumps and Beeps 36:25 What It Takes to Learn 38:15 Adrenalin and Alertness 40:18 The Acetylcholine Spotlight 42:26 The Chemical Trio For Massive Brain Change 44:10 Ways To Change Your Brain 46:16 Love, Hate, & Shame: all the same chemical 47:30 The Dopamine Trap 49:40 Nicotine for Focus 52:30 Sprinting 53:30 How to Focus 55:22 Adderall: Use & Abuse 56:40 Seeing Your Way To Mental Focus 1:02:59 Blinking 1:05:30 And Ear Toward Learning 1:06:14 The Best Listeners In The World 1:07:20 Agitation is Key 1:07:40 ADHD & ADD: Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder 1:12:00 Ultra(dian) Focus 1:13:30 When Real Change Occurs 1:16:20 How Much Learning Is Enough? 1:16:50 Learning In (Optic) Flow/Mind Drift 1:18:16 Synthesis/Summary 1:25:15 Learning With Repetition, Forming Habits   As always, thank you for your interest in science! Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
This episode is all about the two major kinds of dreams and the sorts of learning and unlearning they are used for. I discuss REM-associated dreams that control emotional learning and their similarity to various trauma treatments such as ketamine and EMDR. I also discuss Non-REM dreams and their role in motor learning and learning of detailed, non-emotionally-laden information. I relate this to science-backed tools for accessing more of the types of sleep and learning people may want. Other topics are listed in the time stamps below. Thank you to our sponsors: Helix Sleep - http://helixsleep.com/huberman Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Timestamps below. 00:00 Introduction 03:00 The Dream Mask 06:00 Cycling Sleep 08:10 Chemical Cocktails of Sleep 13:00 Motor Learning 16:30 High Performance with Less Sleep 17:45 Rapid Eye Movement Sleep 20:30 Paralysis & Hallucinations 23:35 Nightmares 24:45 When REM & Waking Collide 25:00 Sleeping While Awake 26:45 Alien Abductions 29:00 Irritability 30:00 Sleep to Delete 32:25 Creating Meaning 34:10 Adults Acting Like Children 36:20 Trauma & REM 37:15 EMDR 39:10 Demo 44:25 Ketamine / PCP 45:45 Soup, Explosions, & NMDA 48:55 Self Therapy 50:30 Note About Hormones 51:40 Measuring REM / SWS 53:15 Sleep Consistency 56:00 Bed Wetting 58:00 Serotonin 59:00 Increasing SWS 59:50 Lucidity 1:02:15 Booze / Weed 1:03:50 Scripting Dreams 1:04:35 Theory of Mind 1:07:55 Synthesis 1:10:00 Intermittent Sleep Deprivation 1:11:10 Snoring Disclaimer 1:11:40 New Topic 1:15:50 Corrections 1:17:25 Closing Remarks As always, thank you for your interest in science! Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
In this episode I discuss a simple and reliable measurement called your "temperature minimum" that you can use to rapidly adjust to new times zones when traveling, and to offset the bad effects of nocturnal shift work. I also discuss tools for adjusting sleep and waking rhythms in babies, teens, new parents and the elderly. Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman Headspace - http://headspace.com/specialoffer Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Timestamps below. 00:00 - Introduction 04:15 - The bedrock of sleep-rest cycles 07:05 - Night owls and morning larks 08:22 - “The perfect schedule” 11:04 - The 100K Lux per morning goal 15:15 - Keeping your biological clock set 16:15 - Reset your cortisol 21:22 - Jetlag, death and lifespan 23:00 - Going East versus West 28:45 - The key to clock control 31:01 - Your Temperature Minimum 36:30 - Temperature and Exercise 41:20 - Eating 42:50 - Go West 44:15 - Pineal myths and realities 51:13 - The Heat-Cold Paradox 53:45 - Staying on track 55:30 - Nightshades 57:00 - Emergency resets 57:30 - Psychosis by light 58:05 - Shift work 1:02:40 - The Temperature-Light Rule 1:04:20 - Up all night: watch the sunrise? 1:06:45 - Error correction is good 1:08:20 - NSDR protocols/implementation 1:10:44 - The frog skin in your eye (not a joke) 1:16:39 - Why stress turns your hair white 1:17:24 - Ovaries or testes? 1:18:25 - Babies and bright light 1:21:40 - Polyphasic sleep 1:25:25 - Ultradian cycles in children 1:27:38 - Teens and puberty 1:29:50 - Light before waking for better sleep 1:31:20 - Older people and cicadian rhythms 1:33:48 - Sleepy Supplements 1:42:00 - Red Pills & Acupuncture 1:43:50 - Highlights 1:48:30 - Feedback and Support As always, thank you for your interest in science! Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
“Office Hours” — In this episode I answer your most commonly asked questions about science-supported tools for accessing more alertness, better learning, and quality sleep. I also cover when to exercise, time meals, and how to systematically vary your temperature to achieve specific effects on your nervous system. Thank you to our sponsors: Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman InsideTracker - https://insidetracker.com/huberman Timestamps below. 0:00 - Introduction 5:50 - Moonlight & Fire 9:25 - Red Light: Good & Bad 15:45 - Why Blue-Blockers Are Unscientific 19:20 - Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses & Windows 22:05 - Adding Up Your Lights 24:30 - “Netflix Inoculation” With Light 25:25 - How The Planet Controls Your Energy 27:00 - A Season For Breeding (?) 31:15 - Melatonin / Serotonin 33:50 - Epinephrine vs Adrenaline: Same? Different? 35:00 - Exercise & Your Sleep 40:30 - Neuroplasticity & Food/Chemicals/NSDR 44:10 - Using Sound & Smell To Learn Faster 46:45 - Dream Meaning & Remembering 48:15 - Waking Up Paralyzed 49:40 - Nap/Focus Ratios For Accelerated Learning 52:45 - Hypnotizing Yourself 54:05 - Smart Drugs 1:01:10 - Magnesium: Yay, Nay, or Meh? 1:02:10 - How Apigenin Works 1:04:30 - Serotonin: Slippery Slope 1:05:35 - The Frog Experiment 1:08:35 - Temperature 1:10:30 - Morning Chills 1:28:00 - Eating For Heating 1:30:30 - Vagal Pathways For Gut-Brain Dialogue 1:31:50 - Sex Differences 1:33:50 - Self Experimentation As always, thank you for your interest in science! Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
Today's episode provides a host of information on what makes us sleepy, sleep soundly, and feel awake and alert. It covers a broad range of tools for anyone wishing to improve their sleep and wakeful state. The science and logic for each tool is described. Please put your questions related to Episodes 1 & 2 in the comments section below so I can address them in Episode 3 "Office Hours". Thank you to our sponsors: Helix Sleep: http://helixsleep.com/huberman Headspace: http://headspace.com/specialoffer Timestamps can be found below: What Is Sleep Really For? - 3:30 Sleep Hunger - 6:15 Caffeine: Devil & Angel - 9:00 Timing Your Sleep Properly - 12:20 Release Your Hormones (At The Right Times) - 14:15 (Pineal) Melatonin Waring - 18:45 Strange Vision Is Good Vision - 24:30 Blue Light Is Great! - 32:50 The Real Problem With Smartphones - 37:00 Blind / Low Vision People - 38:30 Using Exercise & Food To Set Your Clock - 39:45 The Power of Sunset - 42:00 The Healthy Holes In Your Skull - 46:43 Bad Light - 48:15 Light Location - 51:11 Fire / Candlelight - 53:00 When To Eat - 54:00 How To Wake Up Earlier - 55:40 Using The Body To Control The Mind - 1:08:00 Drugs & Supplements - 1:10:00 Sleep Walking - 1:18:00 Office Hours - 1:20:00 Links to several of the tools mentioned in this episode are listed below. 10 Min Yoga Nidra Script (no cost) https://youtu.be/M0u9GST_j3s 35 Min Yoga Nidra Script (no cost) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FroVfmOtaps Research Supported Hypnosis Scripts (no cost) https://reverihealth.com/ Independent Supplement Research Site (no cost) https://examine.com Note: a special episode devoted to shift workers and jetlag is coming out soon. As always, thank you for your interest in science! Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]
Today’s episode provides an introduction to how the nervous system works to create sensations, perceptions, emotions, thoughts and behaviors, as well as how we can change our nervous system— a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The information sets the stage for all Huberman Lab Podcast episodes that follow by covering neurons, synapses, brain chemicals and the rhythms that control our ability to focus, learn and sleep… and more. Thank you for your interest in science. We'll see you next week. Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://info.insidetracker.com/huberman Time stamps for the episode can be found below. What is the Nervous System 5:00 Deja Vu 8:55 How War, Guns & Soap Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain 10:50 Jennifer Aniston Neurons 13:30 Sensations 14:30 Magnetic Sensing & Mating 16:10 Perceptions & The Spotlight of Attention 17:30 Multi-Tasking Is Real 18:30 Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Control of Behavior 20:10 Focusing the Mind 21:15 Emotions + The Chemicals of Emotions 21:55 Antidepressants 24:30 Thoughts & Thought Control 27:40 Actions 28:35 How We Control Our Impulses 33:20 Neuroplasticity: The Holy Grail of Neuroscience 36:25 The Portal to Neuroplasticity 41:20 Accelerating Learning in Sleep 46:40 The Pillar of Plasticity 50:20 Leveraging Ultradian Cycles & Self Experimentation 55:00  Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, it's employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.
Welcome to the Huberman Lab Podcast, a new podcast from Dr. Andrew Huberman.  Podcast can also be found on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewHubermanLab My plan in creating this podcast is to discuss Neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body controls our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. I will also discuss tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works. Upcoming episodes will cover: sleep and how to get better at sleeping, learning, dreaming, as well as motivation and focus and how to access more focus. We will also cover neuroplasticity, fear, and stress. Along the way I will discuss behavioral tools ("do's and don'ts"), and the role of nutrition, exercise, supplements, prescription drugs and electronic devices for measuring and changing the way our nervous systems work. To suggest additional topics, please leave a review for the show along with a suggestion for desired topics. You can also head over to the YouTube Welcome Message (https://youtu.be/4b6bwcWK6GE) and enter suggestions in the comments section. I will shape the content of future podcasts accordingly. Thank you for your interest in science! -Andrew
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ID21050799

I am a veterinarian and find your podcast to be phenomenal. Love your detail with anatomy. Keep up the great work. This is now in my top 5 must listen podcasts. Also, your dog is AMAZING :)

Feb 26th
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Chantal Courchesne

Thank you! I'm listening to improve my mTBI. so much useful information.

Feb 24th
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Sílvia A.

Present Prof. Andrew Huberman😊 ! best wishes from Madeira

Feb 22nd
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Mario TOUS VILELLA

So happy to find such a clear, comprehensive and trustworthy podcast, from someone who knows what he is talking about! A marvelous introduction to How the nervous system works. Very comprehensive. As you were talking about neuroplasticity (min 36) talked about passive learning in children. Adults need more focusing. And do not forget the passive learning. I believe the easiest way to get the last one is by playing with what you learn. I finished the studies of medicine in Barcelona in 1978. At that time even now we spoke Catalan at home. At school we used Spanish and learned French as foreign language. Then I decided to learn English as I began the studies of Medicine. It was not until I was 38 that began to learn German. Wanted to spend a year there. Four years later I was attending a german hospital for 5 months after passing the studies of Goethe Institut. The key word was: motivation. And lots of sleep. I began speaking german with children, afterwards with young people, and then with adults. Hearing german language in the background (without listening or paying attention, occasionally but repeatedly, while doing other things), helped. Listening to some songs, beautiful songs, just a few, understanding and feeling the lyrics, over and over again, and singing them, also helped. Each language made it easier to learn the next one... Astonishing how similar to other living processes, nervous system works: it is not when exercising, but while recovering from the exercise, while resting, that you get fit; is not the concentric movement of the exercise, but the eccentric, that causes the muscle to grow; it is not when eating but while digesting what has been absorbed that nutrition happens... Thanks for the podcast

Feb 5th
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Benyamin Asgari

i hear a snoring like noise in the background 😂😂

Jan 30th
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Aditya

Limbic friction. Very sensitive to external stimuli . It could only be overcome by top down processes, adaptive plasticity is a remedy. Something like nueroplasticity.. changes nueral circuitry. This changes emotions,perceptions,sensations.

Jan 30th
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Daniel U. Ostrovsky

Have been really looking forward to this. Excited to learn from the master himself.

Jan 24th
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Yousif Mothana

I am listening to from Yemen, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us . I am waiting for the next episodes. please don't take along of time to upload it here

Jan 24th
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Yvette Marie

Looking forward to hearing more from you. Definitely appreciate your input on other podcasts I've heard. I wish I could have studied neurobiology. Although I was 'diagnosed gifted' at a young age, I grew up believing I was stupid. Then at age 50 I found out I was dyslexic, not stupid. I think a lot of people would like to hear more about neurodiversities like dyslexia. Too many parents and teachers still believe it's related to low IQ, however a little research quickly shows quite the opposite. Also the connection between high intelligence and anxiety!

Jan 23rd
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Scott Morton

Could you talk about working night shifts. I'm about to go onto a block of two months night shifts as a mental health nurse. I work 12 hours overnight and on my days off I look after my daughter, so I'm flitting between staying up all night and then operating as if I'm on days. Also would you recommend caffeine during this time, prior to work or during, and should I sleep on shift, or try leave it until the day when I'm able. To go to bed. Hope this makes sense, or you see this comment. Loving the podcast.

Jan 22nd
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Yousif Mothana

I am only here to improve my american accent and I find your accent so amazing I will stuck to your broadcast.

Jan 15th
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Ceci

love it!

Jan 13th
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M Nina Ch

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for such an informative and beneficial podcast. I would like to suggest a topic which is Alzheimer diseases. I appreciate your time.

Jan 12th
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Paria Smaeily

hi.. im from Iran. we are listening to your podcast .. well done 🤩😇

Jan 12th
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Ricardo Vasquez

I'm so happy you decided to launch this podcast. First episode was great. I'm looking forward to the next one. Thank you for doing this.

Jan 8th
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Amy Fugate

Just subscribed! Thank you! Really enjoy your Instagram feed after listening to you with Rich Roll! Happy 2021:)

Jan 4th
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justGO

Thank you very much for your time and for sharing your knowledge. I was listening to your second podcast and it made me laugh and feeling courageous if I do challenge the nursing world about multi-tasking skills. I love the part in your speech when you said " call you if someone says multi-tasking is POSSIBLE". I believe you, I believe multitasking is slavery and for purely economic gain nothing to do with quality, productivity and self-worth.

Jan 4th
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Kyle Evans

Can't wait for the podcast, you deliver a lot of professional information in a very clear and understandable way. Thank you

Jan 3rd
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Nicole Boatman

Looking forward to episodes! I became interested in your work when I heard your episode with Kelly Leveque.

Jan 3rd
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Sadegh Yousef

Hi, Remember me doc! I'm the first subscriber to your channel in castbox!😁

Dec 24th
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