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Huberman Lab

Health-and-fitness • Science

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 aRead more

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The Science of Gratitude & How to Build a Gratitude Practice | Episode 47

Nov 22 • 01:25:56

This episode I discuss the science of gratitude, which has been shown in peer-reviewed studies to have tremendous positive effects on mental and physical health. I explain, however, that most commonly used gratitude practices are ineffective (such as gratitude lists). The key elements of highly effective gratitude practices are described including the essential need for st...

Time Perception & Entrainment by Dopamine, Serotonin & Hormones | Episode 46

Nov 15 • 01:14:16

This episode I discuss how our brain and body track time and the role that neurochemicals-- in particular dopamine and serotonin, but also hormones such as melatonin, allow us to orient ourselves in time. I review the 3 types of time perception: of the past, of the present, and the future, and how dopamine and serotonin adjust both our perception of the speed of the passag...

Dr. Duncan French: How to Exercise for Strength Gains & Hormone Optimization | Episode 45

Nov 8 • 01:30:05

This episode I talk to Dr. Duncan French, Ph.D., the Vice President of Performance at the UFC Performance Institute and a world-class performance specialist. We discuss specific resistance (weight) training regimens for increasing testosterone in men and women, and how to vary mechanical loads, rest between sets and between workouts to optimize hormone output and training ...

Using Your Nervous System to Enhance Your Immune System | Episode 44

Nov 1 • 02:00:31

This episode teaches you a lot about the immune system, immune-brain interactions and offers 12 potential tools for enhancing immune system function. I discuss how our immune system works and science-supported tools we can use to enhance our immune system....

Dr. Samer Hattar: Timing Your Light, Food, & Exercise for Optimal Sleep, Energy & Mood | Episode 43

Oct 25 • 02:14:27

In this episode, I host Dr. Samer Hattar, Chief of the Section on Light and Circadian Rhythms at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Hattar is a world-renowned expert on how viewing light at particular times adjusts our mood, ability to learn, stress and hormone levels, appetite, and mental health. We discuss how to determine and use your individual light sensitiv...

Nutrients For Brain Health & Performance | Episode 42

Oct 18 • 01:41:18

This episode I describe science-supported nutrients for brain and performance (cognition) and for nervous system health generally....

Effects of Fasting & Time Restricted Eating on Fat Loss & Health | Episode 41

Oct 11 • 02:26:06

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Dr. Craig Heller: Using Temperature To Optimize Performance, Brain & Body Health| Episode 40

Oct 4 • 01:51:35

This episode I am joined by Dr. Craig Heller, Professor of Biology at Stanford University and world expert on the science of temperature regulation. We discuss how the body and brain maintain temperature under different conditions and how most everyone uses the wrong approach to cool off or heat up. Dr. Heller teaches us the best ways and in doing so, explains how to offse...

Controlling Your Dopamine For Motivation, Focus & Satisfaction | Episode 39

Sep 27 • 02:16:31

This episode serves as a sort of “Dopamine Masterclass”. I discuss the immensely powerful chemical that we all make in our brain and body: dopamine. I describe what it does and the neural circuits involved. I explain dopamine peaks and baselines, and the cell biology of dopamine depletion. I include 14 tools for how to control your dopamine release for sake of motivation, ...

Dr. Matthew Johnson: Psychedelic Medicine | Episode 38

Sep 20 • 02:52:04

This episode I discuss medical research on psychedelic compounds with Dr. Matthew Johnson, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. We discuss the biology and medical clinical-trial uses of psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, DMT, and LSD. Dr. Johnson teaches us what the clinical trials in his lab are revealing about the potential these...

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