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Huberman Lab discusses neuroscience — how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. We also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.
Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology, and by courtesy, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He has made numerous significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning. 
Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award, given to the scientist making the most significant discoveries in the study of vision, in 2017. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. He also works on neural regeneration and directs a clinical trial to promote visual restoration in diseases that cause blindness. Huberman is also actively involved in developing tools now in use by the elite military in the U.S. and Canada, athletes, and technology industries to optimize performance in high stress environments, enhance neural plasticity, mitigate stress and optimize sleep.  
Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover and other top media outlets. 
In 2021, Dr. Huberman launched the Huberman Lab podcast. The podcast is frequently ranked in the top 5 of all podcasts globally and is often ranked #1 in the categories of Science, Education, and Health & Fitness.

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Huberman Lab discusses neuroscience — how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. We also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.
Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology, and by courtesy, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He has made numerous significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning. 
Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award, given to the scientist making the most significant discoveries in the study of vision, in 2017. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. He also works on neural regeneration and directs a clinical trial to promote visual restoration in diseases that cause blindness. Huberman is also actively involved in developing tools now in use by the elite military in the U.S. and Canada, athletes, and technology industries to optimize performance in high stress environments, enhance neural plasticity, mitigate stress and optimize sleep.  
Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover and other top media outlets. 
In 2021, Dr. Huberman launched the Huberman Lab podcast. The podcast is frequently ranked in the top 5 of all podcasts globally and is often ranked #1 in the categories of Science, Education, and Health & Fitness.

    Robert Greene: A Process for Finding & Achieving Your Unique Purpose

    Robert Greene: A Process for Finding & Achieving Your Unique Purpose

    In this episode, my guest is Robert Greene, multiple New York Times bestselling author and expert on human psychology and behavior both at the individual and group levels and in the context of relationships, careers, and society. We discuss how to find, pursue and achieve one’s unique life purpose, and how to best learn from good and hard experiences along that journey. We discuss power dynamics in relationships, the different types of human communication and the interplay between seduction and vulnerability. We discuss how to find the right romantic partner, improve healthy self-awareness, the link between anxiety and creativity, and pick ideal mentors and role models. Robert also discusses his recent stroke and what he has learned from his near-death experience about motivation, urgency and appreciation for life. Listeners of all ages will benefit from Robert’s insights on navigating the process of building a deeply purposeful life and enhancing one’s relationship with the self, others and society. 
    For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com.
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    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Robert Greene
    (00:01:58) Sponsors: ROKA, Helix Sleep & Waking Up
    (00:05:56) Mastery (The Book), Purpose
    (00:08:26) Finding Purpose, Childhood, Learning & Emotional Engagement
    (00:18:00) Early Interests, Delight & Discovery
    (00:22:50) Love vs. Hate Experiences & Learning
    (00:28:25) Self-Awareness, Frustration, Excitation
    (00:31:47) Sponsor: AG1
    (00:33:18) Sublime Experiences, Real vs. False; Authenticity & Time
    (00:43:57) Power & Relationships; Purpose & Mastery
    (00:55:51) Seduction, Vulnerability, Childhood
    (01:07:04) Sponsor: InsideTracker
    (01:08:05) Power Dynamics & Romance; Equality, Love Sublime & Connection
    (01:18:42) Vulnerability in Relationships, Creativity; Social Media, Justice
    (01:29:45) Outrage, Control, “Art of Ignore”
    (01:33:50) Masculinity & Femininity
    (01:42:16) Picking Role Models; Purpose & Mentor Relationship
    (01:51:07) “Alive” Thinking; Anxiety & Creativity
    (01:58:55) Convergent Interests & Romantic Relationships
    (02:07:19) Self-Awareness, Core Values & Romantic Relationships
    (02:15:27) Non-Verbal Communication & Relationships
    (02:24:58) Eyes, Voice, Intuition & Seduction
    (02:28:38) Virtual World, Social Skills, Non-Verbal Communication
    (02:32:19) Self-Awareness & Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Nuance
    (02:41:43) Human Brain, Plasticity
    (02:45:18) Stroke & Near-Death Experiences, Self, Time
    (02:55:49) Appreciation & Near-Death Experience, Urgency
    (03:01:36) “Death Ground” & Urgency
    (03:09:13) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter
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    • 3 hrs 11 min
    AMA #13: Winter Months & Sickness, Wim Hof Breathing & Stressors

    AMA #13: Winter Months & Sickness, Wim Hof Breathing & Stressors

    Welcome to a preview of the 13th Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, part of Huberman Lab Premium.
    Huberman Lab Premium was launched for two main reasons. First, it was launched in order to raise support for the main Huberman Lab podcast — which will continue to come out every Monday at zero-cost. Second, it was launched as a means to raise funds for important scientific research. A significant portion of proceeds from the Huberman Lab Premium subscription will fund human research (not animal models) selected by Dr. Huberman, with a dollar-for-dollar match from the Tiny Foundation. Read our Annual Letter 2023.
    If you're an existing Premium member, you can login to access the full episode.
    If you're not a member, you can join Huberman Lab Premium to enjoy exclusive content, including monthly Ask Me Anything (AMA) episodes, AMA transcripts, podcast episode transcripts, early access to live events and help advance human scientific research.
    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Introduction
    (00:01:46) Does Cold Weather Make You Sick?
    (00:21:58) Huberman Lab Premium
    In the full AMA episode, we discuss:
    Wim Hof Breathing and Sickness
    Articles
    Association of oral breathing with dental malocclusions and general health in children

    Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac
    Disclaimer

    • 24 min
    Dr. Adam Grant: How to Unlock Your Potential, Motivation & Unique Abilities

    Dr. Adam Grant: How to Unlock Your Potential, Motivation & Unique Abilities

    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Adam Grant, Ph.D., a professor of organizational psychology at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an expert in the science and practical steps for increasing motivation, maximizing and reaching our potential, and understanding how individuals and groups can best flourish. He is also an avid public educator, having written five bestselling books, delivered several top-ranking TED Talks and is the host of two psychology podcasts. We discuss how to overcome procrastination, how to increase intrinsic motivation (even for dreaded tasks), identify blind spots and rethink our assumptions, and how we can build a persistent growth mindset. We also explain tools to improve creativity and discuss the surprising relationship between creativity and procrastination. We then explore how to effectively solicit useful feedback and grow from constructive criticism and how you can improve your level of focus and attention using science-supported methods. We also discuss mental tools to get out of negative thought spirals, how to nurture potential in yourself or others, and the dark side of perfectionism. The discussion delivers more than a dozen science-supported protocols that are readily applicable to anyone seeking to live a more productive, fulfilling, and creative life.
    For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com.
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    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Dr. Adam Grant
    (00:01:37) Sponsors: Eight Sleep, Levels & Waking Up
    (00:05:56) Procrastination & Emotion; Curiosity
    (00:14:06) Creativity & Procrastination; Motivation
    (00:20:48) Intrinsic Motivation & Curiosity
    (00:27:59) Tool: Tasks & Sense of Purpose
    (00:30:52) Sponsor: AG1
    (00:32:34) Extrinsic Rewards, Choice; Social Media
    (00:42:24) Tool: “Quiet Time” Protocol, Chronotypes
    (00:49:20) Tool: Creativity: Mornings, Movement, Stillness
    (00:57:05) Sponsor: InsideTracker
    (00:58:14) Tools: Ideas & Filtering, Feedback & Opinions, Advice
    (01:07:15) Tool: Constructive Criticism, “Second Score”; Verbs
    (01:14:40) Tool: Growth Mindsets, Scaffolding; Job Innovation
    (01:21:50) Tools: Task Sequencing & Intrinsic Motivation; Tapering & Frame of Reference
    (01:30:03) Tools: Momentum, Confidence & Domains; Negative Thought Spirals
    (01:36:16) Tool: Phone & “To Don’t” List; Writing Ideas
    (01:39:54) Tool: Bias Blindspot, Reflected Best-Self Portrait
    (01:45:36) Helping Others, Synthesizing Information
    (01:50:24) Modes of Thinking, Blind Spots & Assumptions
    (01:56:10) Thinking Like a Scientist: Hypothesis-Testing & Discourse, Social Media
    (02:05:150 Tool: Authenticity, Sincerity & Etiquette, “Snapshot” & Online Presence
    (02:12:49) Realizing Potential: Motivation, Opportunity & Process
    (02:21:53) Skills to Realize Potential, Perfectionism
    (02:27:52) Tool: Early Success & Performance Cycle, “Failure Budget”
    (02:31:56) Future Projects, Complex Issues & Challenging Ideas
    (02:40:10) Artistic Hobbies, Magicians
    (02:45:55) Science Communication, Interest & Self-Relevance
    (02:52:16) Languishing, Descriptive Language & Emotions
    (03:00:09) Tool: Nurture Potential in Children, “Coach Effect”
    (03:10:16) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter
    Disclaimer

    • 3 hrs 12 min
    A Science-Supported Journaling Protocol to Improve Mental & Physical Health

    A Science-Supported Journaling Protocol to Improve Mental & Physical Health

    In this episode, I explain a specific writing protocol shown in hundreds of scientific studies to significantly improve immediate and long-term health. I explain how to implement this specific protocol, which takes only four days and 15-30 minutes per day. I also explain the mechanism for how the four-day writing protocol affects neuroplasticity (brain rewiring) and brain function in the short and long term. I explain how these brain changes positively impact our physical health, including our system's immune function and thus our ability to combat infections, improve sleep, reduce feelings of physical and emotional pain, lower anxiety, and bring about healing from traumas. This episode ought to be of interest to anyone seeking better mental and/or physical health through the use of brief yet highly effective science-supported protocols.
    For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com.
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    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Journaling Protocol for Mental & Physical Health
    (00:03:06) Sponsors: LMNT, Eight Sleep & Waking Up
    (00:07:16) Journaling & Confronting Traumatic Events
    (00:11:25) Tool: Expressive Writing
    (00:14:38) Morning Notes, Gratitude Journaling, Diary Journaling
    (00:18:00) Tool: Consecutive Writing Bouts; Trauma Definition
    (00:24:38) Low Expressors vs. High Expressors
    (00:29:29) Tools: Language, Vocabulary & Emotion; Analyzing Writing
    (00:35:02) Tool: Writing Session Tips
    (00:39:31) Sponsor: AG1
    (00:41:02) Positive Mental & Physical Benefits
    (00:46:45) Expressive Writing & Immune Function; Brain-Body Connection 
    (00:57:02) Sponsor: InsideTracker
    (00:58:10) Neuroplasticity, Prefrontal Cortex & Subcortical Structures
    (01:05:00) Structured Writing, Trauma & Narratives; Truth-Telling
    (01:08:56) Neuroplasticity, Truth-Telling & Relief from Trauma
    (01:15:32) Honesty, Brain Activity & Narratives
    (01:22:01) Overcoming Trauma & the Brain; Stress, Emotions & Honesty
    (01:26:41) Expressive Writing Protocol & Benefits
    (01:36:16) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter
    Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac
    Disclaimer

    • 1 hr 38 min
    LIVE EVENT Q&A: Dr. Andrew Huberman Question & Answer in Toronto, ON

    LIVE EVENT Q&A: Dr. Andrew Huberman Question & Answer in Toronto, ON

    Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a live event in Toronto, ON. This event was part of a lecture series called The Brain Body Contract. My favorite part of the evening was the question & answer period, where I had the opportunity to answer questions from the attendees of each event. Included here is the Q&A from our event in Toronto, ON.
    We'll be hosting four live events in Australia in February 2024. Limited tickets remain for our show in Melbourne on February 10, 2024, and Brisbane on February 24, 2024. Our show in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House sold out quickly, so we've added a second show at the Aware Super Theatre on February 18, 2024. For tickets and event details, please visit https://www.hubermanlab.com/events.
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    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Introduction
    (00:02:41) What Motivated You to Do the Guest Series With Dr. Paul Conti?
    (00:08:07) Enhancing Emotional Resilience in Triggering Situations: Protocols and Best Practices
    (00:12:46) Understanding and Fostering Sudden Inspiration in the Brain
    (00:16:36) How Can Canadians Fight the Season Depression?
    (00:22:45) How Do You Increase Neuroplasticity After 30?
    (00:28:46) What Type of Movement Protocol Do You Recommend for Someone Working From Home?
    (00:33:02) What Does Your Morning Meditation Consist Of?
    (00:38:05) Conclusion
    Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac
    Disclaimer

    • 39 min
    Dr. Natalie Crawford: Female Hormone Health, Fertility & Vitality

    Dr. Natalie Crawford: Female Hormone Health, Fertility & Vitality

    In this episode, my guest is Natalie Crawford, MD, a double board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, fertility and reproductive health and host of the “As a Woman” podcast. We discuss female hormones, nutrition, supplementation, reproductive health, and fertility, including how the timing and duration of puberty impact a woman’s long-term hormone cycles and menopause. We also discuss the pros and cons of various birth control methods and how hormonal vs. non-hormonal birth control each affects fertility. We cover the factors that impact egg and sperm quality and how to leverage timing for conception. We also discuss procedures to assess female fertility, including egg count and hormone testing, the process of egg freezing, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive options. This episode represents fairly comprehensive coverage of female hormones and reproductive health, highlighting important tests and screening, behavioral, nutritional, supplement and prescription-based tools that women of any age can use to improve their fertility, hormone function and overall health. 
    For the full show notes, please visit hubermanlab.com.
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    Timestamps
    (00:00:00) Dr. Natalie Crawford
    (00:01:40) Sponsors: Maui Nui Venison & Helix Sleep; The Brain Body Contract
    (00:04:59) Female Puberty & Growth Characteristics, Height
    (00:13:27) Eggs & Ovulation, Harvesting Eggs, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    (00:17:31) Endocrine Disruptors, Fetal Development
    (00:21:39) Lavender, Tea Tree & Evening Primrose Oils, Scents, Diapers
    (00:25:13) Breast Milk vs. Formula & Fertility
    (00:26:04) Menstruation Cycle & Hormones, Timing
    (00:34:08) Sponsor: AG1
    (00:35:59) Estrogen, Progesterone & Menstrual Cycle
    (00:38:08) Hormonal Birth Control & Ovarian Reserve, AMH Testing, Fertility
    (00:42:42) Spermatogenesis & Testosterone; Heat: Ovaries vs Testes
    (00:46:11) Period & Pregnancy, Conception Window
    (00:48:56) Estrogen, Libido & Ovulation; Mittelschmerz
    (00:51:33) Tool: Intercourse Timing & Conception; Artificial Insemination, IVF
    (00:55:03) Egg/Sperm Quality, Cigarettes, Vaping, Cannabis & Alcohol 
    (01:02:20) Sponsor: InsideTracker
    (01:03:29) Intrauterine Device (IUD), Depo-Provera & Fertility
    (01:10:00) Birth Control Risks & Benefits, Cancers, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    (01:19:39) Blood Clotting & Birth Control Pill; Health Screening 
    (01:24:50) Tool: AMH Testing, Ovarian Reserve, Antral Follicle Count Ultrasound
    (01:29:55) IVF, In Vitro Maturation (IVM); Early Ovarian Reserve Screening
    (01:35:40) Tools: Egg Freezing, IVF; Age & Egg Quality
    (01:43:37) Egg Freezing & IVF Procedures, Maternal Age, Success Rates
    (01:51:30) Tool: Sperm Freezing & Paternal Age, Vasectomy
    (01:55:01) Hormones, Egg Freezing & IVF
    (02:00:42) Three-Parent IVF, Mitochondrial DNA
    (02:05:21) IVF Embryo Storage & Donation; Donor Education & Consent
    (02:14:29) Autism, Developmental Disorders, IVF Babies, Age 
    (02:20:36) Tools: Sleep, Nutrition & Fertility; Dietary Fat
    (02:27:32) Protein, Meat, Tofu, Fish; Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners; Weight & Miscarriage
    (02:37:38) Tools: Supplements; Prenatal Vitamins, Omega 3s, Vitamin D, Coenzyme Q10
    (02:42:26) L-Carnitine & Male Fertility; PCOS & Myo-inositol; Metformin
    (02:47:11) Egg Retrieval, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Minimal Stimulation
    (02:57:56) INVOcell
    (03:03:12) Egg Freezing, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Sperm Fragmentation
    (03:11:45) Genetic Testing, IVF Transfer & Success Rate, Embryo Banking
    (03:15:10) Menopause
    (03:19:47) Hormone Replacement Therapy & Menopause
    (03:22:25) Early-signs of Menopause
    (03:25:18) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newslette

    • 3 hrs 27 min

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