Huberman Lab

Huberman Lab

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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Wed Apr 17 2024

GUEST SERIES | Dr. Matt Walker: How to Structure Your Sleep, Use Naps & Time Caffeine

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The episode discusses different types of sleep schedules, the importance of understanding sleep stages, and the benefits and downsides of napping. It explores the effects of caffeine on sleep quality and provides insights into optimizing wakefulness through strategic nap placement and interventions. The podcast also delves into the risks of polyphasic sleep and emphasizes the importance of prioritizing health and safety.

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Mon Apr 15 2024

Dr. David Yeager: How to Master Growth Mindset to Improve Performance

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This podcast episode explores the concept of growth mindset and its impact on performance, stress, and motivation. Dr. David Yeager, a leading researcher in mindsets, discusses the science behind growth mindset interventions and their long-term positive effects on academic performance. The episode also delves into the role of stress as a performance enhancer and the importance of language in shaping our perception of stress. Additionally, it explores the relationship between social stressors, motivation, and optimal performance. The podcast highlights the significance of high standards and support in promoting growth mindset, particularly in educational settings. It also examines the influence of domain-specific mindsets and the power of growth mindset in driving personal development and overcoming challenges. The episode concludes with insights on emotions, motivation, and the future of growth mindset research.

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Wed Apr 10 2024

Guest Series | Dr. Matthew Walker: Protocols to Improve Your Sleep

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The podcast features Dr. Matthew Walker discussing the do's and don'ts of sleep, including the impact of light, temperature, alcohol, caffeine, and cannabis on sleep quality. Various tools are available to improve sleep quality and timing for optimal mental and physical health. The episode emphasizes optimizing sleep using the QQRT formula: quality, quantity, regularity, and timing of sleep.

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Mon Apr 08 2024

Coleman Ruiz: Overcoming Physical & Emotional Challenges

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The podcast features Coleman Ruiz, a former Navy SEAL, sharing his life story from childhood through military service to civilian life. Ruiz's life embodies focus, pursuit, family, love, unforeseen tragedies, and challenges that have shaped him as a human being. The discussion with Coleman Ruiz is expected to provide tremendous benefit to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

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Wed Apr 03 2024

Guest Series | Dr. Matthew Walker: The Biology of Sleep & Your Unique Sleep Needs

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The podcast series focuses on sleep science and practical tools for improving sleep. Dr. Matthew Walker, an expert in neuroscience and psychology, is the guest for the six-episode series. Topics covered include the importance of sleep, different sleep stages, and factors influencing sleep quality. Specific formula called QQRT (quality, quantity, regularity, timing) is discussed to optimize individual sleep needs.

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Mon Apr 01 2024

Benefits & Risks of Peptide Therapeutics for Physical & Mental Health

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This episode explores the world of therapeutic peptides, including their benefits, functions, safety considerations, and potential risks. It covers specific peptides like BPC-157, thymosin beta-4, TB 500, growth hormone promoting peptides, and peptides for longevity, mood, and libido. The episode emphasizes the importance of working with a physician and being aware of potential risks when using peptide therapeutics.

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Mon Mar 25 2024

Asi Wind: What Magic & Mind Reading Reveal About the Brain


This episode explores the fascinating world of magic, illusion, and the human mind. Magician and mentalist Aussie Wind reveals how our brains can be manipulated to create false memories and perceptions. The conversation delves into neuroscience topics such as learning, forgetting, accessing creativity, and the role of art, storytelling, empathy, and emotion in enhancing cognitive abilities. Discover the power of magic in creating connections with the audience, the artistry behind magic and creativity, the science behind magic and memory, the magic of art and perception, the creative process and personal growth, and memory techniques for observing human behavior.

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Fri Mar 22 2024

LIVE EVENT Q&A: Dr. Andrew Huberman Question & Answer in Melbourne, AU

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This episode covers a live event called the Brain Body Contract in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on preventing dementia and cognitive decline. It explores various strategies such as exercise, cognitive enhancers, meditation, and hypnosis. The importance of diverse challenges, phone addiction, consciousness, trauma treatment, genetics, and collective effort in science is also discussed.

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Mon Mar 18 2024

Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky: How the Brain Works, Curing Blindness & How to Navigate a Career Path

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This episode explores the fascinating world of visual perception, focusing on the retina's structure and function, retinal ganglion cells, experimental techniques for studying the retina, advanced technology for retinal studies, identifying cell types in the retina, retinal responses to visual stimuli, new discoveries and vision restoration, advancements in retinal implants, enhancing vision and brain function, neuroengineering and responsible development, plasticity of the brain and neural implants, neural plasticity and engineering approaches, personal journey and self-discovery, intuition, self-love, and purpose, recognizing ease and beauty, and the nervous system's role in human experience.

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Mon Mar 11 2024

Dr. Cal Newport: How to Enhance Focus and Improve Productivity

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Dr. Kal Newport discusses productivity and focus strategies, including the importance of deep work and avoiding distractions. The episode covers various techniques for enhancing creativity, improving study habits, managing digital distractions, and optimizing brain function. It also explores the challenges of remote work, workload management, and achieving work-life balance. Key insights include the impact of smartphones and social media on attention, the benefits of multi-scale planning and time blocking, and the value of gratitude in productivity. Overall, the episode provides a comprehensive guide to maximizing productivity and achieving long-term success in knowledge work.

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