Andrew D. Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
After almost a half a year of being cooped up and inhaling news of the coronavirus, the killing of George Floyd by police and the subsequent anger, stress and uncertainty all over the world, Cal got an opportunity to get healthy in an unexpected way. The founders of Madefor reached out to him with a 10-month challenge to improve all aspects of his health and it all starts with… drinking more water. After only a couple of days, Cal felt so much better he was hooked. Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Tom Shoes, Pat Dossett, a Navy Seal, and Dr. Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist at Stanford, explain what Madefor can do for you.
Andrew Huberman, PhD runs a neurobiology lab at Stanford University and talks today with Joe De Sena about the brain science behind many of our moods and behaviors. How can you trigger the chemical releases, naturally with behaviors, that will help you sleep better, control stress, and achieve more?  It turns out napping is great for memory, recovery, and health, that a simple breathing technique can immediately reduce stress, and dopamine can help you achieve your goals.  Dive into what your brain chemicals are actually doing and how to control your internal reward mechanisms. This episode is full of invaluable tips!    LESSONS Biology is a process not an event  Rest is what rewires your brain Napping makes you better  Slow wave sleep = deep recovery  Nervous system instructs the immune system  Behavior, diet + supplementation are key  Get sun in your eyes in the morning  Avoid bright lights at night  Exercise early in the day Learn what works best for you  understand internal reward mechanisms Learn how to toggle internal switches  Gratitude is a power tool of effort  Laughter is powerful medicine  View the horizon once a day This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.   LINKS Instagram: @hubermanlab   TIME STAMPS  0:00 Sefra + Joe social distance intro this episode  1:15 HONEYSTINGER.COM intro 2:30 Neuroscience of napping  3:30 changing your brain & 3 types of rest  5:00 Slow wave sleep + deep recovery  6:00 Carwash for the brain  7:20 How to sleep better  8:20 Behvaior diet + supllemnation  9:20 Setting biological timers  11:40 why to avoid bright lights at night  14:30 benefits of evening light  16:20 patterns of 24 hour cycles  17:20 how diet effects sleep  19:20 Is melatonin good? 23:20 Fasting + it effects on sleep  24:45 Yoga nidra + respiration patterns  26:30 HONEYSTINGER.COM break 30:30 Working with military communities 34:00 Neural burn rate + neuro-chemicals   36:30 internal reward mechanisms  38:40 The how.  40:45 Gratitude vs. compliancy 43:30 Dopamine Reward Prediction error  47:15 Stress mitigation + horizon viewing  48:30 Optical flow  50:00 De-stress breaths  51:15 Joe + Sefra debrief about neural lessons learned  56:45 HONEYSTINGER.COM close SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play:   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2020 Spartan
Celebrate small victories. Your thoughts are a choice. Move towards fear. Lean into your negative experiences. No matter what the question is, action is the answer. Meditate. Breathe deeply. These are well-known concepts and mantras that many people have assimilated, through experience or through training. But what is the scientific explanation for why all these practices and beliefs work so well? What is happening on the level of the brain? On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, recognized neuroscientist Andrew Huberman details the science behind successful strategies for life change. This episode is brought to you by: WHOOP: For 15% off your order, go to and use discount code HT at checkout. Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at NETGEAR: Learn more about Orbi WiFi 6 at Ultimately our thoughts are a choice [1:13] The brain creates an abstract representation of everything that’s out there in the world [4:52] There two pieces of your brain that are outside of your skull and spinal cord [7:23] Viewing screens after 11 PM suppresses dopamine and punishes the brain [9:25] Action in pursuit of a goal stimulates neural rewards [11:36] Dopamine reward cycles can provide you with endless energy [14:21] The reasons why it’s so important to celebrate small victories [16:25] How to unlearn negative experiences [21:10] Using lateralized eye movements while recounting negative experiences helps [25:01] Forward movement is absolutely the remedy for trauma and fear [28:03] Stress and agitation are meant to be triggers for action, not forms of suffering [31:31] It’s not easy to suppress negative thoughts, but you can replace negative thoughts [34:21] Always reward incremental steps that are about forward action [37:37] Andrew explains hypnosis and why it works [40:08] Andrew explains why slow, diaphragmatic breathing works so well [43:48] Andrew shares the one thing he would have most people change in their lives [51:16]   FOLLOW ANDREW:   WEBSITE:  INSTAGRAM:  TWITTER: 
Part of enjoying life is taking care of your brain. We're all starting to realize life is short. That's a side effect of this virus. So I wanted to invite Dr. Andrew Huberman (one of the world's leading neuroscientists) back on to tell us how to create happy chemicals in our brains (naturally) and feel good more often.  Here's a list of what we talk about: how to optimize your brain to be as happy as possible, as energetic as possible and as smart as possible how to create more happy chemicals human evolution and why our brain functions the way it does the purpose of serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and how to create each of these daily why gratitude helps us slow down and connect different mental health drugs and supplements the power of sunlight cocaine how to train your brain to focus what causes good sleep puberty books we recommend How to shake off the residue of the day neotropics and more   And if you want to learn more from Dr. Andrew Huberman, check out his Instagram account, @hubermanlab, which brings you new information directly from Stanford Medical School's Huberman Lab. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook
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