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May 31, 2018

Meet Dr. Andrew Huberman.

He is a world renowned Stanford neuroscience professor and director of Huberman Labs at Stanford. Accomplishments made all the more impressive in that he's barely over 40 years old. Scientific American has covered his breakthroughs towards curing human blindness and Alzheimer'sRolling Stone has interviewed him to better understand the power of fear. Discover recently covered his work with the legendary Wim Hoff leading the research to determine how it's even possible to do Wim can do.

He has made numerous breakthrough contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair, and has been awarded numerous distinctions in his field including the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award as well as the 2017 ARVO Cogan Award for contributions to the field of vision science, in an effort to cure blindness.

In 2017, the Huberman Lab created a state-of-the-art virtual reality platform for probing the neural mechanisms underlying pathologic fear and anxiety. That work involved collecting 360-degree video fear inducing scenarios such as heights and claustrophobia. The Huberman VR platform aims to help people cope with stress in daily life and in patients suffering from PTSD. A

s mentioned, he has also worked with legendary “Iceman” Wim Hoff to provide further insight into the physiological basis for his record setting feats in cold exposure. Dr.Huberman is also a science and medical advisor for Neurohacker Collective, makers of cutting edge nootropic formulations for increasing cognitive and emotional capacity.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Andrew's fascinating work with Wim Hoff in the Pyrenees and how to adjust the neural state with Wim Hoff breathing... 8:00

-How Andrew is curing blindness and Alzheimers at Stanford... 20:00

-A novel way via which biohackers may be able to grow new brain cells... 28:00

-Why Dr. Huberman says "the brain isn't supposed to make you happy all the time"... 36:45

-Andrew's opinion of single ingredient substances like Modafinil and Ritalin, and how they are problematic for balanced improvements... 47:00

-Whether "smart drugs" should be considered cheating in sports, e-sports and university settings... 1:01:15

-Why DHEA was removed from the original Qualia formulation... 1:12:00

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Neurohacker Collective's "Qualia Mind" Nootropic (use code GREENFIELD18 for 15% discount)

-My podcast with Wim Hof

-HALO Neuroscience Headset

-The Pulsecenters XL Pro PEMF device

-The nicotine toothpicks Ben uses

-Nicotine mints

-Are You A Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs To Get Ahead?

-Video: Tim Ferriss swallows 25 pills at once

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