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    Dr. Jonathan Haidt: How Smartphones & Social Media Impact Mental Health & the Realistic Solutions

    enJune 10, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Impact of Smartphones on Youth DevelopmentSmartphones usage during critical developmental periods can negatively affect social development, understanding of competition and violence, and sexual development in kids, with boys and girls being impacted differently. Solutions include limiting screen time, encouraging outdoor activities, and teaching digital literacy.

      The use of smartphones, particularly by kids during their critical developmental periods, has contributed to the current mental health crisis. Social psychologist and author, Dr. Jonathan Haidt, discussed this topic on the Huberman Lab Podcast. He highlighted that these sensitive periods affect social development, understanding of competition and violence, and sexual development, and that boys and girls are impacted differently. Dr. Haidt offered solutions to help young people get back on track for mental health. This discussion brings together neurobiology, psychology, social psychology, and technology to address the challenges faced by youth and adults alike in navigating the impact of smartphones on our lives. The podcast is sponsored by Helix Sleep, Aeropress, and Joovv, all of which offer products designed to improve sleep, coffee brewing, and light therapy, respectively.

    • Teen Mental Health CrisisThe widespread adoption of smartphones and social media from 2010 to 2015 led to increased screen time, negative mental health impacts, particularly on girls, and a sharp increase in anxiety, depression, and self-harm.

      The period from 2010 to 2015 marked a significant shift in childhood and adolescence with the widespread adoption of smartphones and social media, leading to increased screen time and negative impacts on mental health, particularly in girls. This transformation resulted in an obsessive-compulsive loop of constant connection, which can exacerbate distractions and reduce focus. The statistics show a sharp increase in anxiety, depression, and self-harm among girls starting around 2012, which is not explained by other factors. The speaker emphasizes that this is not an indictment of technology itself, but rather the way it's being used and the potential consequences for young people.

    • Negative effects of smartphone use on young peopleSmartphone use among young people, particularly girls, leads to disrupted sleep, increased blue light exposure, potential for harmful content, and contributes to a total daily usage of 7 to 10 hours, impacting healthy human development due to loss of community and trust since the 1990s.

      The widespread use of smartphones among young people, particularly girls, has significant negative effects beyond just the amount of time spent on the device. These effects include disrupted sleep, increased blue light exposure, and the potential for exposure to harmful content. According to the speaker, young people in America now spend about 5 hours a day on social media alone, which contributes to a total daily usage of 7 to 10 hours. This shift from a play-based childhood to a phone-based one since around 2010 is incompatible with healthy human development and has been facilitated by the loss of community and trust in each other. The speaker argues that the decline in community and trust began in the 1950s and 60s, but accelerated in the 1990s, leading to a loss of the play-based childhood.

    • Impact of Digital Media on Child DevelopmentThe widespread use of digital media among children has led to concerns about their mental and physical health, with boys more likely to engage in systemizing activities online and girls focusing on social relationships.

      While parents have long been fearful of child kidnappings, statistics show that it's a rare occurrence. Instead, the suicide rate among children has significantly increased due to overprotection and lack of outdoor play. The rise of the Internet in the 90s drew boys in particular, who were interested in mechanics and systems, while girls were more attracted to social relationships as they became more involved in computers. Fast forward to the present day, and the widespread use of smartphones and tablets has led us into a new phase of "the tragedy of the modern child," as the speaker calls it. Boys and girls alike are now heavily engaged in digital media, leading to concerns about mental and physical health. It's essential to understand these patterns and their implications for child development. Furthermore, boys tend to exhibit more systemizing traits, meaning they are drawn to understanding how systems work, while girls are more empathetic and focus on social dynamics. These differences, which are present across cultures and species, help explain why the Internet drew different crowds and led to various online behaviors. Overall, it's crucial to recognize these trends and consider their impact on children's development and well-being.

    • Gender DifferencesUnderstanding gender differences rooted in biology and hormones can help engage or attract girls through social media and understanding social dynamics, while boys are drawn to war, violence, sex, control and effectance.

      Understanding the desires and motivations of different genders is crucial when trying to engage or attract them. For girls, the allure of social media and understanding social dynamics is strong, while for boys, war, violence, sex, and a desire for control and effectance are key. These preferences are rooted in biological differences and hormonal influences on brain development. Boys are more physically and mechanically inclined, while girls are more socially and emotionally engaged. Girls tend to be more compassionate and interested in caretaking, while boys may show an interest in animal cruelty as a form of entertainment. These patterns can be seen in various aspects of life, from toys and hobbies to relationships and career choices.

    • Sexual development and animalsAccess to pornography during childhood can disrupt normal sexual development, leading to addiction, preference for quick gratification, and difficulties in forming healthy relationships

      Our relationship with animals is a natural part of human development, but the easy access to digital content like pornography during childhood can disrupt normal sexual development. The rapid release of dopamine from pornography use can lead to addiction and a preference for quick gratification over real-world relationships and skills. This can result in difficulties in forming healthy relationships and understanding the complexities of sexuality and courtship. The lack of learning and effort required in pornography use contrasts with the real-world experience of dating and relationships, which require communication, negotiation, and effort to build skills and form connections. The consequences of this disruption can include erectile dysfunction, anxiety, and a distorted view of sexual partners.

    • Technology and Social InteractionsTechnology can hinder important social learning experiences by providing fast satisfaction, preventing conflict and friction, and limiting real-life interactions.

      The fast satisfaction provided by technology, such as pornography and dating apps, can hinder the important process of learning and growing through real-life experiences and social interactions. The speaker uses the example of two boys to illustrate this point. The first boy, who has easy access to pornography, becomes sexually satisfied and doesn't put effort into forming relationships. The second boy, who doesn't have access to pornography, puts more effort into forming relationships and experiences the joy and growth that comes with it. The speaker also discusses how technology, including AI, can make everything easier but may also prevent important learning experiences. The speaker expresses concern that this lack of experience and learning may be contributing to issues with Gen Z employees in the workforce. The speaker emphasizes the importance of conflict and friction in social interactions and learning essential social skills, which can be hindered by relying on external rules and oversight rather than resolving conflicts among ourselves.

    • Digital age vs traditional play for social skillsTraditional play fosters essential social skills, but digital platforms introduce new challenges like rapid conflict escalation, potential shame, and lack of empathy, which can negatively impact children's mental health. Balance is crucial to ensure children have a recognizably human childhood.

      The way children interact and learn social skills through play is significantly different in the digital age. Traditional play, with its low-stakes mistakes and opportunities for conflict resolution, fosters essential skills for social development. However, digital platforms like social media introduce new challenges. Conflicts can escalate rapidly, leading to potential shame and humiliation, which can negatively impact children's mental health. The anonymity and lack of empathy online can create an inhumane environment for raising kids. It's crucial to recognize these differences and ensure children are immersed in stable, small groups for healthy social development. Additionally, as adults, we must be aware of our own behavior online and consider the potential impact on children. While social media offers benefits, such as humor and learning opportunities, it can also change our behavior in detrimental ways. It's essential to strike a balance and ensure children are growing up with a recognizably human childhood.

    • Online dynamicsOnline dynamics can lead to heightened social pressures and performative behavior, particularly for girls, and require careful navigation for individuals and support from parents and educators.

      The online world can be a dangerous and performative space, particularly for young people. Extremists and jerks are empowered online, and everyone feels the need to be on their best behavior due to the potential for misinterpretation. This can create a thin-ice effect, where people feel both the freedom to have fun and the constant awareness of potential danger. However, there's also a strong desire for followership and the need to work together in groups to overcome obstacles. This hierarchy can evolve in real time, with individuals taking turns leading and following. While there's a natural tendency for individuals to excel in different areas and find their unique skill sets, online dynamics can erase these tendencies and lead to heightened social dynamics, particularly for girls. Life online is performative, with girls spending more time on perfectionism about their image and boys focusing more on social interactions. These dynamics can lead to mistakes and consequences, both for boys and girls. Ultimately, it's important for individuals to navigate these online interactions carefully and for parents and educators to help young people develop the skills they need to thrive in the digital age.

    • Technology and Critical Developmental PeriodsExcessive technology use during critical brain development periods, particularly social media for girls and violent or sexual content for boys, can lead to severe mental health consequences.

      The use of technology, particularly social media, during critical developmental periods can have severe consequences on mental health, especially for girls. Neurobiologically, girls' brains are more sensitive to social interactions, and the increased use of social media can lead to heightened feelings of shunning, shaming, self-attack, and anxiety. Boys, on the other hand, have neural circuits related to sex and violence that have evolved over thousands of years, making them more prone to violent means of suicide. The consequences of these neural circuit functions being activated at an early age can be severe and long-lasting, similar to the effects of consuming junk food during development. These sensitive periods in brain development, which last until around age 25, shape the maps in the brain for social relationships and the world around us. If these periods are intervened with excessive technology use, particularly violent or sexual content, the neural circuits can be wired incorrectly, leading to potential mental health issues. It's crucial to recognize the importance of allowing children to experience a normal developmental process and to be cautious about the impact of technology on their brains during these critical periods.

    • Identity formation and culture learningDuring early to mid-puberty, children learn culture and form identity through a combination of brain development, hormonal changes, and social feedback

      The sensitive period for learning culture and identity formation is during early to mid-puberty. This period, just before and through the onset of puberty, is a critical time for children to learn the values, behaviors, and social norms of their culture. The brain undergoes significant changes during puberty, particularly in the hypothalamus and forebrain, which influences the development of impulse control and the suppression of urges. Additionally, hormonal changes during puberty can lead to bodily changes and social feedback that further shape a child's identity and sense of self. The exact location of identity in the brain is unclear, but it likely involves learning impulse control, reinforcement contingencies, and understanding the consequences of actions. Overall, the complex interplay of biological, social, and environmental factors during puberty plays a crucial role in shaping who we become as individuals.

    • Brain Development during PubertyExternal rewards, like social media validation, can significantly impact brain development and identity formation during puberty, leading to accelerated learning or harmful influences. Delaying smartphone and social media access until later ages can help protect children from potential negative consequences.

      During critical periods of neuroplasticity, particularly during puberty, external rewards, such as social media validation, can significantly impact brain development and identity formation. The exquisite sensitivity of neuroplasticity to dopamine reinforcement and reward can lead to accelerated learning and superplasticity, but it can also expose individuals to harmful influences and negative reinforcement. Therefore, it's crucial to be mindful of what children are exposed to during this sensitive period and to delay their access to smartphones and social media until later ages. Specifically, recommendations include no smartphones before high school and no social media until age 16. These guidelines aim to protect children from the potential negative consequences of excessive screen time and social media use during their most formative years.

    • Childhood normsEstablishing norms like no smartphones before high school, no social media till 16, phone-free schools, and promoting independence, free play, and responsibility can positively impact children's mental health and learning abilities by reducing excessive smartphone use.

      To help restore a healthy and adventurous childhood, we should establish four norms: no smartphones before high school, no social media till 16, phone-free schools, and more independence, free play, and responsibility in the real world. These norms, if widely adopted, can reduce the negative impacts of excessive smartphone use on children's mental health and learning abilities. However, implementing these norms may face challenges, and a national-level law could be an option to consider. Yet, before enforcing laws, it's crucial to build a consensus and change societal norms first. By working together and implementing these norms at the same time, we can create a better environment for children's growth and development.

    • Digital Age ChildhoodsRaising the age limit for social media use to 16 and mandating age verification can help protect children's development in the digital age. Encouraging play-based activities and enforcing laws can also contribute to healthier childhoods.

      While there's no law to keep smartphones out of children's hands, it's essential to establish a norm and raise the age limit for social media use. The current law, COPPA, which allows children as young as 13 to sign contracts and give away data, is not effectively enforced, leading companies to prioritize not knowing children's ages. To address this, age verification should be mandated, and the age limit should be raised to 16. Additionally, laws could help incentivize a return to play-based childhoods by making it clear that letting children play outside is not evidence of neglect. Summer camps, team sports, and music education have all been shown to have protective effects on children's development. Ultimately, a combination of laws, tech company policies, and parental actions can help create healthier, more balanced childhoods for the digital age.

    • Synchronous vs Asynchronous CommunicationSynchronous communication fosters attunement and connection, while asynchronous communication through social media can hinder it and lead to addiction, making it essential to teach children the value of boredom and being present.

      Synchronous experiences, such as playing in a band or being part of a ritual, provide thrilling self-transcendent moments that foster attunement and connection. However, in today's digital age, asynchronous communication through social media can hinder this attunement and make it harder for individuals, particularly children, to register their feelings and truly connect with their environment. Furthermore, while social media may provide instant gratification, it often leaves users feeling compelled and even addicted, leading to a sense of pain rather than pleasure. To counteract this, it's essential to teach children the value of boredom and the importance of being present in wordless states, allowing them to become better sensors of their preferences and develop healthier relationships with technology.

    • Digital OverloadExcessive digital content intake can lead to cognitive overload and maladaptive behaviors, emphasizing the importance of disconnecting from technology for emotional growth and reflection.

      Young people are taking in excessive amounts of digital content at the expense of developing an interior life and essential life skills. This constant influx of information can lead to cognitive overload and maladaptive behaviors. The speaker emphasizes the importance of disconnecting from technology, especially while in beautiful environments, to allow for reflection and emotional growth. The comparison is drawn between young people spending excessive time on social media platforms, which are owned by powerful corporations, and being raised in a casino, where the primary goal is to keep users engaged for as long as possible. The speaker suggests limiting time spent on social media, regulating the content, and being mindful of the visual interface to promote healthier digital habits.

    • Teen smartphone usage, peer influenceTeenagers are more influenced by peers than parents when it comes to smartphone usage. Encouraging healthy behaviors during mealtimes and fostering exploration and independence can help reduce their reliance on smartphones.

      While young children may copy their parents' phone usage, teenagers are more influenced by their peers and less likely to be swayed by their parents' habits. The speaker suggests that modeling healthy behaviors during mealtimes and encouraging an exciting, adventurous childhood can help reduce the influence of smartphones on children. The speaker expresses optimism that change is possible and encourages parents to work together to implement policies such as no smartphones before high school and no social media until 16. He also suggests fostering exploration and independence as key strategies. The speaker's experience in social change efforts and the widespread recognition of the issue among parents give him confidence that significant progress can be made.

    • Children's social media usePsychologist Jonathan Haidt predicts societal change towards limiting children's access to social media due to negative effects, encouraging individuals to talk about it and support organizations/legislation

      According to psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the current trend of children's excessive use of technology, particularly social media, is a collective action problem that requires societal change. Haidt believes that within the next two years, the norm will shift towards limiting children's access to social media due to public disgust and growing awareness of the negative effects. He encourages individuals to talk about the issue with friends, family, and on social media, and to support organizations and legislation promoting this change. Haidt's book, "The Anxious Generation," provides resources and research on this topic. By working together, Haidt is confident that we can reverse the trend and give children the chance for independent adventures and self-supervision, ultimately helping them become self-sufficient adults.

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      Dr. Andrew Huberman, through his Huberman Lab social media channels and the Neural Network newsletter, offers a wealth of science-based knowledge and practical tools for optimizing various aspects of health and wellbeing. This content complements the Huberman Lab Podcast, providing a more extensive range of topics. Social media platforms include Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, threads, and Facebook. The Neural Network newsletter, which is free, offers monthly summaries of podcast episodes and detailed protocols on topics like neuroplasticity, learning, sleep optimization, dopamine optimization, cold and heat exposure, and foundational fitness. Huberman Lab does not share email addresses, ensuring privacy. Overall, Dr. Huberman's resources provide accessible, science-backed insights and practical applications for improving various aspects of life.

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    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Mary Claire Haver, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and an expert on women’s health and menopause. We discuss the biology and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause and their effects on body composition, cardiometabolic health, mental health, and longevity. She explains the lifestyle factors, including nutrition, resistance training, sleep, and supplements, that can better prepare women for and improve symptoms of both perimenopause and menopause. We also discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and whether HRT impacts the incidence of breast cancer or can affect cardiovascular health. We also discuss contraception, cellulite, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and how to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This episode is rich in actionable information related to what is known about menopause and perimenopause and the stages before, allowing women of all ages to best navigate these life stages. For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com. Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman  AeroPress: https://aeropress.com/huberman  Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/huberman  BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/huberman  InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman  Timestamps 00:00:00 Dr. Mary Claire Haver 00:02:04 Sponsors: AeroPress, Eight Sleep & BetterHelp 00:06:26 Menopause, Age of Onset 00:09:50 Perimenopause, Hormones & “Zone of Chaos” 00:14:42 Perimenopause, Estrogen & Mental Health 00:20:04 Perimenopause Symptoms; Tool: Lifestyle Factors & Ovarian Health 00:25:26 Early Menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure; Estrogen Therapy 00:29:42 Sponsor: AG1 00:31:31 Contraception, Transdermal, IUDs; Menopause Onset, Freezing Eggs 00:38:18 Women’s Health: Misconceptions & Research 00:45:01 Tool: Diet, Preparing for Peri-/Menopause; Visceral Fat 00:48:31 Tools: Body Composition, Muscle & Menopause, Protein Intake 00:51:42 Menopause: Genetics, Symptoms; Tools: Waist-to-Hip Ratio; Gut Microbiome 00:58:22 Galveston vs. Mediterranean Diet, Fasting, Tool: Building Muscle 01:05:18 Sponsor: InsideTracker 01:06:29 Hot Flashes; Estrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Breast Cancer Risk & Cognition 01:15:36 Estrogen HRT, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Clotting; “Meno-posse” 01:24:00 Estrogen & Testosterone: Starting HRT & Ranges 01:30:36 Other Hormones, Thyroid & DHEA; Local Treatment, Urinary Symptoms 01:37:57 OB/GYN Medical Education & Menopause 01:41:30 Supplements, Fiber, Tools: Osteoporosis “Prevention Pack” 01:46:53 Collagen, Cellulite, Bone Density 01:51:42 HRT, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Dry Eye; Conditions Precluding HRT  01:55:27 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) & Treatment; GLP-1, Addictive Behaviors 02:01:55 Post-menopause & HRT, Sustained HRT Usage 02:04:58 Mental Health, Perimenopause vs. Menopause; Sleep Disruptions, Alcohol 02:09:09 Male Support; Rekindle Libido 02:12:46 HRT Rash Side-Effect; Acupuncture; Visceral Fat 02:16:24 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, YouTube Feedback, Sponsors, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Disclaimer
    Huberman Lab
    enJune 03, 2024

    Dr. Diego Bohórquez: The Science of Your Gut Sense & the Gut-Brain Axis

    Dr. Diego Bohórquez: The Science of Your Gut Sense & the Gut-Brain Axis
    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Diego Bohórquez, PhD, professor of medicine and neurobiology at Duke University and a pioneering researcher into how we use our ‘gut sense.’ He describes how your gut communicates to your brain and the rest of your body through hormones and neural connections to shape your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. He explains how your gut senses a range of features such as temperature, pH, the macro- and micronutrients in our foods, and much more and signals that information to the brain to affect our food preferences, aversions, and cravings. Dr. Bohórquez describes his early life in the Amazon jungle and how exposure to traditional agriculture inspired his unique expertise combining nutrition, gastrointestinal physiology, and neuroscience. We discuss how the gut and brain integrate sensory cues, leading to our intuitive “gut sense” about food, people, and situations. This episode provides a scientific perspective into your gut sense to help you make better food choices and, indeed, to support better decision-making in all of life. For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com. Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman Joovv: https://joovv.com/huberman LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman Helix Sleep: https://helixsleep.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman Timestamps 00:00:00 Dr. Diego Bohórquez 00:02:37 Sponsors: Joovv, LMNT & Helix Sleep; YouTube, Spotify & Apple Subscribe 00:06:49 Gut-Brain Axis 00:11:35 Gut Sensing, Hormones 00:15:26 Green Fluorescent Protein; Neuropod Cells & Environment Sensing 00:26:57 Brain & Gut Connection, Experimental Tools & Rabies Virus 00:35:28 Sponsor: AG1 00:37:00 Neuropod Cells & Nutrient Sensing 00:43:55 Gastric Bypass Surgery, Cravings & Food Choice 00:51:14 Optogenetics; Sugar Preference & Neuropod Cells 01:00:29 Gut-Brain Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome 01:03:03 Sponsor: InsideTracker 01:04:04 Gut & Behavior; Gastric Bypass, Cravings & Alcohol 01:07:38 GLP-1, Ozempic, Neuropod Cells 01:11:46 Food Preference & Gut-Brain Axis, Protein 01:21:35 Protein & Sugar, Agriculture & ‘Three Sisters’ 01:25:16 Childhood, Military School; Academics, Nutrition & Nervous System 01:36:15 Plant Wisdom, Agriculture, Indigenous People 01:41:48 Evolution of Food Choices; Learning from Plants 01:48:15 Plant-Based Medicines; Amazonia, Guayusa Ritual & Chonta Palm 01:56:58 Yerba Mate, Chocolate, Guayusa 02:00:22 Brain, Gut & Sensory Integration; Variability 02:06:01 Electrical Patterns in Gut & Brain, “Hangry” 02:12:43 Gut Intuition, Food & Bonding; Subconscious & Superstition 02:22:00 Vagus Nerve & Learning, Humming 02:26:46 Digestive System & Memory; Body Sensing 02:32:51 Listening to the Body, Meditation 02:40:12 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, YouTube Feedback, Sponsors, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Disclaimer
    Huberman Lab
    enMay 27, 2024

    Dr. Gary Steinberg: How to Improve Brain Health & Offset Neurodegeneration

    Dr. Gary Steinberg: How to Improve Brain Health & Offset Neurodegeneration
    In this episode, my guest is Dr. Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon and a professor of neurosciences, neurosurgery, and neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. We discuss brain health and brain injuries, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, aneurysm, and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). We discuss key and lesser-known risk factors for brain health and explain how certain treatments and medications can improve brain health and cognitive function. We also cover novel mechanisms to improve recovery after concussions and brain injury, including the use of stem cells, temperature (mild hypothermia), and vagus nerve stimulation. Dr. Steinberg also describes new advances in neurosurgery and minimally invasive brain augmentation. This episode ought to be of interest to anyone seeking actionable tools to improve their brain health and for those seeking to improve recovery after a brain injury such as concussion, stroke, aneurysm, or TBI. For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com. Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/huberman ROKA: https://roka.com/huberman AeroPress: https://aeropress.com/huberman LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman Timestamps 00:00:00 Dr. Gary Steinberg 00:01:44 Sponsors: Eight Sleep, ROKA & AeroPress; Subscribe on YouTube, Spotify & Apple 00:06:16 Stroke, Hemorrhage & Blood Clot 00:10:25 Blood Clots & Risk Factors, Medications, Smoking, Cholesterol 00:16:19 Heart & Brain Health; Neurosurgery & Brain Function 00:23:27 Current Technology & Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Techniques 00:28:13 Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA); Spinal Cord Strokes 00:33:23 Stroke Risk: Alcohol, Cocaine & Other Drugs 00:38:24 Sponsor: AG1 00:39:55 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion: Sports, Testing & Recovery 00:46:45 Statins; TBI & Aspirin; Caffeine & Stroke Risk 00:48:31 Exploratory MRI: Benefits & Risks 00:51:53 Blood Pressure, Lifestyle Factors; Tool: Feeling Faint, Hydration; Sleep 00:59:52 Sponsor: LMNT 01:01:27 Chiropractic Neck Adjustment & Arterial Obstruction; Inversion Tables 01:05:16 Kids, Tackle Football, Soccer, Boxing; Mild Concussion 01:10:49 Nerve Regeneration, Stem Cells, Stroke Recovery 01:17:36 Stem Cells, Immune System, Activity 01:21:27 Injury & Recovery, Restraint Therapy 01:23:46 Neuroprotection After Injury; Mild Hypothermia 01:34:59 Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapy 01:42:27 Scientific Advancements & Clinical Translation, FDA & Industry 01:47:40 Vagal Stimulation 01:53:17 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, YouTube Feedback, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Disclaimer
    Huberman Lab
    enMay 20, 2024

    LIVE EVENT Q&A: Dr. Andrew Huberman at the ICC Sydney Theatre

    LIVE EVENT Q&A: Dr. Andrew Huberman at the ICC Sydney Theatre
    Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a live event in Sydney, Australia. This event was part of a lecture series called The Brain Body Contract. My favorite part of the evening was the question and 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 at the ICC Sydney Theatre. Sign up to get notified about future events: https://www.hubermanlab.com/events Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/huberman Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 00:15 Live Event Recap: The Brain Body Contract 00:32 Sponsors: AG1 & Eight Sleep 03:30 Q&A Session Begins: Napping and Sleep Quality 06:34 The Power of the Placebo Effect 11:31 Entering Rest and Digest State: Techniques and Tools 15:35 Muscle Growth, Learning & the Brain 20:13 Hallucinogens: Personal Experiences & Clinical Insights 27:28 The Misunderstood Effects of MDMA 27:42 Exploring the Potential of MDMA in Clinical Settings 29:25 The Complex World of Psychedelics & Mental Health 30:07 Ketamine: From Misconception to Medical Use 31:53 The Fascinating Science of DMT 33:11 Supporting Science: Funding & Future Directions 34:48 The Gut-Brain Axis: A Key to Overall Health 40:41 Sleep Patterns and Chronotypes: Personalizing Rest 42:50 Addressing ADHD & Focus in the Modern World 49:27 Closing Remarks & Gratitude Disclaimer
    Huberman Lab
    enMay 17, 2024

    Dr. James Hollis: How to Find Your True Purpose & Create Your Best Life

    Dr. James Hollis: How to Find Your True Purpose & Create Your Best Life
    In this episode, my guest is Dr. James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian psychoanalyst, renowned educator and author on finding and pursuing one’s unique purpose. Dr. Hollis is also an expert in the psychology of relationships and healing from trauma. We discuss how early family dynamics and social context create patterns of both adaptive and maladaptive behavior and internal narratives that, when examined, lead to better choices and a deeply fulfilling existence. We discuss discovering your unique self-identity and purpose through specific practices of reflection, meditation and conversations with others. We also discuss self-perception and the evolution of roles within marriages, parent-child relationships, and work. Throughout the episode, Dr. Hollis provides both basic knowledge and practical tools to help us assess ourselves and better understand who we are and what we really want in careers, relationships of all kinds, and society. For show notes, including referenced articles and additional resources, please visit hubermanlab.com. Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman Mateína: https://drinkmateina.com/huberman Joovv: https://joovv.com/huberman BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/huberman Waking Up: https://wakingup.com/huberman Momentous: https://livemomentous.com/huberman Timestamps 00:00:00 Dr. James Hollis 00:02:14 Sponsors: Mateina, Joovv & BetterHelp 00:05:57 Self, Ego, Sense of Self 00:13:59 Unconscious Patterns, Blind Spots, Dreams; Psyche & Meaning 00:21:56 Second Half of Life, Purpose, Depression 00:25:37 Sponsor: AG1 00:27:08 Tool: Daily Reflection; Crisis 00:31:47 Families & Children, Permission & Burdens 00:37:27 Complex Identification, Self-Perception; Social Media & Borderline 00:41:55 Daily Stimulus Response, Listening to the Soul 00:45:40 Exiting Stimulus-Response, Loneliness, Burnout 00:51:19 Meditation & Perception, Reflection 00:54:58 Sponsor: Waking Up 00:56:15 Recognizing the “Shadow” & Adulthood 01:02:48 Socialization; Family & Life Journey 01:09:04 Relationships & “Otherness”, Standing Your Ground 01:15:51 Marriage, “Starter Marriages” & Evolution; Parenting 01:19:37 Shadow Issues, Success & External Reward, Personal Growth 01:27:59 Men, Alcohol, “Stoic Man”, Loneliness, Fear & Longing 01:37:33 Women & Men, Focused vs. Diffuse Awareness; Male Rite of Passage 01:44:31 Sacrifice, Relationships; Facing Fears 01:48:20 Therapy, “Abyss of the Self”, Repeating Patterns & Stories 01:55:17 Women, Career & Family, Partner Support; Redefining Roles 02:01:40 Pathology & Diagnosis, Internet 02:07:05 Life, Suffering & Accountability, “Swamplands” & Task 02:11:32 Abuse & Recovery of Self, Patience, Powerlessness 02:14:11 Living a Larger Life; “Shut Up, Suit Up, Show Up” 02:17:49 Life Stages; Despair & Integrity Conflict 02:25:00 Death, Ego, Mortality & Meaning 02:38:07 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Disclaimer
    Huberman Lab
    enMay 13, 2024