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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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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.

    Dr. Lex Fridman: Machines, Creativity & Love | Episode 29

    Dr. Lex Fridman: Machines, Creativity & Love | Episode 29

    Dr. Lex Fridman PhD, is a scientist at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), working on robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and human-robot interactions. He is also the host of the Lex Fridman Podcast where he holds conversations with academics, entrepreneurs, athletes and creatives. Here we discuss humans, robots, and the capacity they hold for friendship and love. Dr. Fridman also shares with us his unique dream for a world where robots guide humans to be the best versions of themselves, and his efforts to make that dream a reality. 
     
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    Links:
    Hedgehog and the Fog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThmaGMgWRlY  
    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Introduction: Lex Fridman 00:07:35 What is Artificial Intelligence? 00:26:46 Machine & Human Learning 00:32:21 Curiosity 00:36:55 Story Telling Robots 00:40:48 What Defines a Robot? 00:44:30 Magic & Surprise 00:47:37 How Robots Change Us 00:49:35 Relationships Defined 01:02:29 Lex’s Dream for Humanity 01:11:33 Improving Social Media 01:16:57 Challenges of Creativity 01:21:49 Suits & Dresses  01:22:22 Loneliness 01:30:09 Empathy 01:35:12 Power Dynamics In Relationships 01:39:11 Robot Rights  01:40:20 Dogs: Homer & Costello 01:52:41 Friendship 01:59:47 Russians & Suffering 02:05:38 Public vs. Private Life 02:14:04 How To Treat a Robot 02:17:12 The Value of Friendship 02:20:33 Martial Arts 02:31:34 Body-Mind Interactions 02:33:22 Romantic Love 02:42:51 The Lex Fridman Podcast 02:55:54 The Hedgehog 03:01:17 Concluding Statements  
    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

    • 3 hr 3 min
    Maximizing Productivity, Physical & Mental Health with Daily Tools | Episode 28

    Maximizing Productivity, Physical & Mental Health with Daily Tools | Episode 28

    In this episode, I discuss science-supported tools for enhancing focus, learning, creativity, sleep, physical strength and endurance and brain and body health. I explain each protocol in detail, the rationale behind it, and how the protocol can be adjusted depending on individual needs. I set these tools in the context of a 24-hour day as a way of framing how one might incorporate these tools and protocols into their own daily routine.
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    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab Twitter - https://twitter.com/hubermanlab Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab Website - https://hubermanlab.com Neural Network - https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Introduction: Protocols for sleep, mood, focus, exercise creativity 00:04:08 Sponsors 00:08:50 Protocol 1: Record Your Daily Waking Time & Temperature Minimum  00:12:07 Protocol 2: Self-Generate Forward Motion (Outdoors)  00:17:00 Protocol 3: View Natural Light For 10-30min Every Morning 00:22:43 What To Do If You Can’t View The Sun: Blue Light  00:26:50 Protocol 4: Hydrate Correctly  00:28:00 Protocol 5: Delay Caffeine 90-120m After Waking 00:30:48 Protocol 6: Fast (or Fat-Fast) Until Noon 00:32:30 What Actually Breaks A Fast & What Doesn’t? 00:34:30 Fat Loss & Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP1), Yerba Mate, Guayusa Tea 00:37:30 Protocol 7: Optimize Deep Work: Visual Elevation, Ultradian Cycles, White Noise 00:48:30 Optimal Time of Day To Do Hard Mental Work  00:52:07 Protocol 8: Optimal Exercise; 3:2 Ratio 01:03:54 Tools for Training & Mental Focus: Fasting, Salt, Stimulants, Alpha-GPC  01:10:00 Protocol 9: Eat For Brain Function & Mood 01:17:39 Protocol 10: Get Your Testosterone & Estrogen In An Ideal Range 01:24:00 Protocol 11: Reset the Mind & Body, Enhance Neuroplasticity, Reveri.com 01:31:15 Protocol 12: Hydrate Correctly, Nap Rules 01:33:29 Protocol 13: View Late Afternoon/Evening Light To Support Sleep & Dopamine 01:39:00 Protocol 14: Eat Dinner That Promotes Serotonin, Calm Sleep 01:44:27 Protocol 15: Optimize Falling & Staying Asleep; Tools & Supplements That Work 01:55:00 Protocol 16: Preventing Middle of the Night Waking 01:59:10 Protocol 17: Weekends, Recovering From A Poor Nights Sleep 02:05:20 Neural Network, Supplement Sources, Sponsors 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

    • 2 hr 7 min
    The Science of Hearing, Balance & Accelerated Learning | Episode 27

    The Science of Hearing, Balance & Accelerated Learning | Episode 27

    This episode I describe how our ears and nervous system decode sound waves and gravity to allow us to hear and make sense of sounds. I also describe protocols for rapid learning of sound and other types of information. I discuss sound localization, doppler effects (sound motion), pitch perception and how we isolate sounds in noisy environments. I also review the scientific findings on binaural beats and white noise and how they can improve learning. Other topics and protocols include tinnitus, sea sickness, ear movement, ear growth and the science-supported ways we can all accelerate learning using "gap effects".
     
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    Links:
    Review on spacing effects and learning: https://bit.ly/3qM6bto  Micro-rest and accelerated learning: https://bit.ly/3hitXKM  Ear movement: https://bit.ly/2TrS9Bf  Ears making sounds, hormones: https://bit.ly/3yneKgV  Binaural beats: review and references: https://bit.ly/36fggFO   
    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Overview of Topics 00:02:20 Protocol: New Data for Rapid Learning  00:09:10 Introduction: Hearing & Balance  00:13:53 How We Perceive Sounds 00:21:56 Your Hearing Brain (Areas)   00:23:48 Localizing Sounds 00:28:00 Ear Movement: What It Means  00:33:00 Your Ears (Likely) Make Sounds: Role of Hormones, Sexual Orientation  00:35:30 Binaural Beats: Do They Work?  00:43:54 White Noise Can Enhance Learning & Dopamine 00:51:00 Headphones 00:55:51 White Noise During Development: Possibly Harmful 01:03:25 Remembering Information, & The Cocktail Party Effect 01:12:55 How to Learn Information You Hear 01:18:10 Doppler 01:22:43 Tinnitus: What Has Been Found To Help? 01:30:40 Aging: How Big Are Your Ears? 01:35:00 Balance: Semi-Circular Canals 01:40:35 A Vestibular Experiment 01:43:15 Improve Your Sense of Balance 01:48:55 Accelerating Balance 01:51:55 Self-Generated Forward Motion 01:56:25 Dizzy versus Light-Headed 01:58:38 Motion Sickness Solution 02:01:23 Synthesis  
    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.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Dr. Karl Deisseroth: Understanding & Healing the Mind | Episode 26

    Dr. Karl Deisseroth: Understanding & Healing the Mind | Episode 26

    Dr. Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Psychiatrist and scientist who directs a bioengineering research laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine. His work aims to understand and develop treatments for disorders of the mind such as depression, attention deficit disorders (ADHD & ADD), autism, schizophrenia, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We discuss his experience treating his patients and his laboratory’s mission to find and develop cures for mental disease and tools for probing how the brain works.  
    Dr. Karl Deisseroth:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarlDeisseroth New book: https://amzn.to/3diiKHG Lab Website: https://web.stanford.edu/group/dlab Thank you to our sponsors:
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    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab Twitter - https://twitter.com/hubermanlab Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab Website - https://hubermanlab.com Neural Network - https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Introduction 00:07:41 Using Language to Understand the Mind 00:12:19 Blood Tests For Mental Disease 00:13:38 The Largest Challenges Facing Treatment of Mental Health 00:20:21 Predicting Depression & Suicide 00:22:47 Drugs That Work for Brain Illness 00:27:01 What Would A Cure For the Broken Mind Look Like? 00:32:23 Channelopsins: Tools For Understanding & Treating the Mind 00:39:10 Curing Blindness with Channelopsins 00:41:58 Why Karl Became a Scientist 00:47:10 Vagus Nerve In Depression 00:54:12 Challenges To Overcome for Treating Mental Illness with Channelopsins 00:58:34 Using the Dialogue with Patients to Guide Treatment 01:00:52 How Our Eyes Reveal Our Mental Health 01:06:04 Controlling Structures Deep In the Brain 01:08:23 The Most Effective Drugs Often Have the Most Side Effects 01:09:50 Do Psychiatrists Take the Drugs They Prescribe 01:14:15 Moving From Experimental Tools To Novel Treatments 01:16:00 Brain-Machine Interfaces & Neuralink 01:19:30 ADHD & Dr. Deissroth’s Approach To Focusing His Mind 01:26:36 How Dr. Deisseroth Balances A Career In Medicine, Science & Family 01:35:41 New Ways of Exploring Brains: CLARITY 01:38:49 What Is Special About the Human Brain? 01:46:03 Psychedelics 01:54:12 MDMA 01:57:15 Dr. Deisseroth’s New Book “Projections: A Story of Emotions” 01:59:42 Connecting with Dr. Deisseroth on Twitter 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

    • 2 hr 2 min
    How Smell, Taste & Pheromone-Like Chemicals Control You | Episode 25

    How Smell, Taste & Pheromone-Like Chemicals Control You | Episode 25

    This episode I explain how we sense chemicals by way of smell, taste and pheromones. How things smell and taste and chemicals in the tears, breath, and on the skin of others have a profound effect on how we feel, what we do and our hormones. I explain the 3 types of responses to smell, the 5 types of tastes, the possible existence of sixth taste sense and how the act of sniffing can make us learn and focus better. I explain how smell and taste reflect brain health and can be used to assess and even promote brain regeneration. I discuss how eating specific categories of foods makes us crave more of those foods. Both basic science and protocols are described including how to make sour things taste sweet and how to develop a heightened sense of smell and taste.
     
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    Links:
    What Is Color? By Arielle & Joann Eckstut https://www.amazon.com/What-Color-Questions-Answers-Science/dp/1419734512 The smell of tears lowers testosterone DOI: 10.1126/science.1198331 Inhaling (sniffing) improves non olfactory attention & cognition: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31089297/ Smelling Salts & Improved Athletic Performance https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28922211/ Taste Receptors Are Expressed By Ovaries & Testes doi:10.1093/molehr/gat009  
    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Introduction  00:06:02 Sensing Chemicals: Smell, Taste & Chemicals That People Make To Control Each Other  00:09:10 Vision Protocols Recap (Brief): Near-Far Viewing & 2 hours/day outside, & Correction  00:12:20 Color Vision: Excellent Resource: What is Color? (The Book)  00:13:54 How We Sense Chemicals: Enter Our Nose, Mouth, Eyes, Skin  00:17:28 The Chemicals From Other People’s Tears Lower Testosterone & Libido  00:21:16 SMELL: Sniffing, A Piece of Your Brain In Your Nose, 3 Responses To Smells  00:24:40 Smells and Memory: Why They Are So Powerfully Associated  00:26:40 Pheromone Effects: Spontaneous Miscarriage, Males & Timing Female Puberty  00:28:56 Sniffing Creates Alertness & If Done Properly Can Help You Focus & Learn Better  00:34:00 Protocol 1: Sniffing (Nothing) 10-15X Enhances Your Ability to Smell & Taste  00:35:50 Smelling Salts, Ammonia & Adrenaline   00:38:25 How You Can Become A Human Scent Hound, Detecting Cancer, & Tasting Better  00:43:45 Smell As A Readout Of Brain Health & Longevity; Regaining Lost Sense Of Smell  00:48:30 Dopamine, Sense Of Smell, New Neurons & New Relationships  00:50:20 Why Brain Injury Causes Loss Of Smell; Using Smell To Gauge & Speed Recovery   00:53:33 Using Smell To Immediately Becoming Physically Stronger  00:54:40 Smelling In Our Dreams, Active Sniffing In Sleep, Sniffing As a Sign Of Consciousness  00:57:35 Mint Scents Create Alertness By Activating Broad Wake-Up Pathways Of Your Nervous  00:59:48 Protocol 2 Pleasant Or Putrid: The Microwave Popcorn Test, Cilantro, Asparagus, Musk  01:03:00 Skunks, Costello, All Quiet On The Western Front    01:04:32 TASTE: Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Umami, Sour; Your Tongue, Gustatory Nerve, NST, Cortex  01:08:45 Energy, Electrolytes, Poisons, Gagging, Amino Acid & Fatty Acid Sensing, Fermentation  01:13:48 Our 6th Sense of Taste: FAT Sensing  01:15:05 Gut-Brain: Your Mouth As An Extension Of Your Gut; Burned Mouth & Regeneration  01:19:30 Protocol 3: Learn To Be A Super-Taster By Top-Down Behavioral Plasticity  01:22:20 The Umami-Sweet Distinction: Tigers Versus Pandas.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Science of Vision, Eye Health & Seeing Better | Episode 24

    The Science of Vision, Eye Health & Seeing Better | Episode 24

    This episode I describe how we see, meaning how our eyes focus, convert light information into electricity the rest of the brain can understand and how our brain creates the incredible thing we experience as “sight”. I also describe how we can train and support our visual system to improve at any age. I describe more than a dozen protocols to support depth perception, offset near-sightedness, improve mood, sleep, and our ability to focus (both visual focus and our mental focus generally). I also explain how to use eyesight to improve our levels of alertness and why visual hallucinations, lazy eyes and colorblindness occur. I also describe various compounds that may assist in supporting visual health and possibly improve our vision. Many simple, zero-cost protocols and a lot of scientific mechanisms are covered in this episode in clear language anyone can understand-- it is for anyone that values their brain and whether eyesight, young, adult-age or advanced age.
     
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    Link to eye exercise videos for smooth pursuit, amblyopia, etc. (Numbering of videos does correspond to numbers in episode caption.) https://www.youtube.com/c/VisualExercises/videos
     
    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:51 Protocol: Concurrent Training For Endurance, Strength, Hypertrophy 00:07:24 The Senses, Vision, Seeing & What We Should All Do To See Better 00:10:35 Our Eyes: What They Really Do, & How They Work 00:14:30 Converting Light Into Electricity Language: Photoreceptors, Retinal Ganglion Cells 00:17:00 We Don’t See Anything Directly: It Is All A Comparison Of Reflected Light 00:19:35 Dogs, Cats, Snakes, Squirrels, Shrimps, Diving Birds, & You(r View Of The World) 00:24:05 Everything You See Is A Best Guess, Blind Spots 00:25:50 Depth Perception 00:28:00 Subconscious Vision: Light, Mood, Metabolism, Dopamine; Frog’s Skin In Your Eyes 00:32:00 Blue-Yellow Light, Sunlight; & Protocol 1 For Better Biology & Psychology; 00:35:00 Protocol 2: Prevent & Offset Near-Sightedness (Myopia): Outdoors 2 Hours Per Day 00:42:00 Improving Focus: Visual & Mental; Accommodation, Your Pupils & Your Bendy Lens 00:48:50 Protocol 3: Distance Viewing For 20min For Every 90 Minutes of “Close Viewing” 00:52:20 Protocol 4: Self-Generated Optic Flow; Move Yourself Through Space Daily 00:54:26 Protocol 5: Be More Alert; Eyelids, Eye Size, Chin Position, Looking Up Versus Down 00:59:21 Protocol 6: Sleep In A Very Dark Room To Prevent Myopia (Nearsightedness) 01:02:55 Color Vision, Colorblindness, Use Magentas Not Reds, 01:04:32 Protocol 7: Keeping Your Vision Sharp With Distance Viewing Every Day 01:06:05 Protocol 8: Smooth Pursuit 01:08:48 Protocol 9: Near-Far Visual Training 2-3 Minutes 3-4 Times a Week 01:13:33 Protocol 10: Red Light, Emerging Protocol To Improve Photoreceptors & Vision 01:16:20 Dry Eyes; Blinking, Protocol 11 01:18:40 Lazy Eye, Binocular Vision, Amblyopia; Triggering Rapid Brain Plasticity; Protocol 12 01:24:48 Protocol 12: Determine Your Dominant Eye; Near-Far Training 01:27:57 Visual Hallucinations: The Consequence of An Under-Active Visual Brain 01:29:47 Protocol 13: Snellen Chart: A Simple, Cost-Free Way To Test & Maintain Vision 01:33:00 Vitamin A, Lutein, Idebenone, Zeaxanthine, Astaxanthin, Blood Flow 01:44:20 Summary of Protocols, Vital Point About Blood & Oxygen For Vision 0

    • 1 hr 49 min

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wrangler704 ,

Informative and backed by science

What I love most about this podcast is that the topics are clearly backed by science and not speculative!

Along with this, Huberman knows how to keep the audience engaged and having fun while sharing his own personal experiences and what he has learned.

sam2562 ,

Probably the most value-add podcast I’ve ever listened to

Distills complex biology and neuroscience into laymen terms and gives you actionable advise where you can immediately test and see results. Really incredible this is actually free.

Sharky424 ,

Great podcast

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