From the award-winning Stanford professor and host of the Huberman Lab podcast, a comprehensive look at the most exciting discoveries in neuroscience along with actionable tools that allow readers to rewire their minds and bodies for more fulfilling lives. For fans of David Sinclair, Carol Dweck, Jay Shetty, David Goggins, and Matthew Walker.
Science Based Tools for Everyday Life
by Andrew Huberman
Simon Element, Spring 2024
(via Park & Fine)
We can’t always recover from extreme stress, fatigue, or depression by changing our mindset alone. The mind is just one part of the body, connected to everything else by the most complex and powerful technology in the universe; the nervous system. And recent scientific studies have revealed that we have much more control over the mind through physical inputs than previously thought. Just as the brain influences the body, the body can influence the brain. Dr. Huberman wants to show us that we can harness the power of the nervous system to control our minds. We can use it to calm ourselves when feeling stressed, focus when feeling distracted, relax when it’s time to go to bed, and become energized when it’s time to get up.
Using cutting edge research in the biology of mindset and grit, and real stories from the top athletes, scientists and executives, Dr. Huberman will illustrate the life-changing power of hundreds of science-based tools and protocols, from breathing to visual exercises to food choices. Because when we learn to tap into our nervous system, we can overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other debilitating states of mind.
From the most trusted voice in popular science, PROTOCOLS will be the definitive guide to leveraging the latest science to improve our mental health, our physical health, and our performance.
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 in 2017, given to the scientist making the most significant discoveries in the study of vision. 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.