Huberman Lab - Welcome to the Huberman Lab Podcast

Welcome to the Huberman Lab Podcast,

where we discuss science

and science-based tools for everyday life.

Welcome, I’m Andrew Huberman,

and I’m a professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology

at Stanford School of Medicine.

That’s what I do for my day job,

but over the last few years,

I’ve become very active in teaching neuroscience

and neuroscience-related themes on social media.

And I’ve also been fortunate enough to be hosted

as a guest on various people’s podcasts

to discuss neuroscience and neuroscience-related tools.

So through those discussions and your feedback,

I’ve decided to launch a podcast

where we dive really deep into scientific topics

and the tools related to those topics.

Now, the format of this podcast

is going to be a little bit different

than many podcasts out there.

Most podcasts jump from topic to topic each episode

or change guests each episode.

On the Huberman Lab Podcast,

we’re going to dive deep into individual topics

for an entire month at a time.

So for instance, we might take an entire month

and go really deep into the topic of motivation and focus

and talk all about the science underlying

motivation and focus,

what’s known, what’s not known,

and then discuss the various tools,

as well as some of the barriers to motivation and focus

that exist out there

as a way for you to really understand

how these processes work within you

and within the people that you know,

and some ways to possibly get better

at things like motivation and focus.

Sometimes it’s going to be just me talking to you,

other times it’s going to be a guest here

in the studio with me,

and still other times we might hold guests remotely

and have discussions with them over Zoom

or some other distanced format.

There’s another thing that’s unusual about this podcast,

which is that you, if you choose,

can be a very active participant.

By placing your suggestions about which topics to cover

and which information you would like to learn more about

in the comment section,

we are going to pay careful attention to those comments

and the number of likes that those comments receive.

So the comment section is a place for you

to give us constructive criticism,

give us praise if you like,

but most importantly,

it’s going to be a place for you to make suggestions

about what you would like to hear more about,

and we will respond to that.

So if you have suggestions for topics now,

please put them in the comment section below.

If you’re coming to this a little bit later,

please upvote or vote for the things

that you want to hear more about,

and obviously don’t vote for the ones

that you would like to hear less about.

Those are the main features of this podcast.

Every month, a different topic in depth,

as well as the tools that relate to that topic.

I just briefly want to touch on what I mean by tools.

Tools these days for enhancing one’s nervous system

or any aspect of their biology and psychology

come in different forms.

Some come in the form of behavioral tools,

so things that you would want to do

to get a particular result of say focus

or enhancing sleep or learning in plasticity.

Other tools are about not doing certain things

to get better sleep or focus or plasticity, for instance.

Still other tools relate to things like nutrition

or supplementation or prescription drugs

or brain machine interface,

devices that you use to monitor your nervous system

and biology or to change your nervous system and biology.

We’re going to cover all of that

as well as their various advantages and disadvantages.

So again, please use the comment section

as a place to make suggestions,

and we will pay attention to those,

and you really have an opportunity

to actively shape the direction of the podcast.

There’s one other thing that’s unusual about this podcast,

which is that I have a very large 90 pound bulldog Mastiff

named Costello, and he insists on snoring in the background

while I’m recording.

It seems to be his favorite thing.

So from time to time, you may hear his snoring

or other grunts and various bulldog-like things.

He is an active participant in the Huberman Lab.

He’s a steady member of the podcast,

so you can look forward to more Costello appearances

in the future.

Very last, but certainly not least,

I very much appreciate your interest in science

and science-related topics.

Thanks so much for your time and attention,

and I look forward to seeing you here again very soon.

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