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.