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Understanding the brain: How sleep quality affects impulse control and willpower

Understanding the brain: How sleep quality affects impulse control and willpower

Update: 2021-03-31
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Bryan Johnson is on a mission to unlock the secrets of the human brain. Using the money he made from the sale of Venmo in 2013, Bryan launched a groundbreaking company, Kernel, that builds hardware measuring the activity of your brain. The team at Kernel recently did a study with WHOOP that showed a direct correlation between sleep quality and impulse control. Bryan joins Will Ahmed to discuss his mission (2:47 ), finding your purpose (5:08 ), the success of Venmo (9:56 ), making his dream a reality (11:19 ), building a WHOOP for the brain (13:33 ), Kernel’s study with WHOOP (20:00 ), what we can learn from neural data (25:50 ), the future of brain measuring technology (29:43 ), fasting 13 hours before bed to optimize deep sleep (37:23 ), why singing is his secret to high HRV (37:53 ).

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Understanding the brain: How sleep quality affects impulse control and willpower

Understanding the brain: How sleep quality affects impulse control and willpower

Bryan Johnson