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Jan 4, 2021

Today’s episode provides an introduction to how the nervous system works to create sensations, perceptions, emotions, thoughts and behaviors, as well as how we can change our nervous system— a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The information sets the stage for all Huberman Lab Podcast episodes that follow by covering neurons, synapses, brain chemicals and the rhythms that control our ability to focus, learn and sleep… and more.

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Time stamps below.

  • What is the Nervous System 5:00
  • Deja Vu 8:55
  • How War, Guns & Soap Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain 10:50
  • Jennifer Aniston Neurons 13:30
  • Sensations 14:30
  • Magnetic Sensing & Mating 16:10
  • Perceptions & The Spotlight of Attention 17:30
  • Multi-Tasking Is Real 18:30
  • Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Control of Behavior 20:10
  • Focusing the Mind 21:15
  • Emotions + The Chemicals of Emotions 21:55
  • Antidepressants 24:30
  • Thoughts & Thought Control 27:40
  • Actions 28:35
  • How We Control Our Impulses 33:20
  • Neuroplasticity: The Holy Grail of Neuroscience 36:25
  • The Portal to Neuroplasticity 41:20
  • Accelerating Learning in Sleep 46:40
  • The Pillar of Plasticity 50:20
  • Leveraging Ultradian Cycles & Self Experimentation 55:00 

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.