Andrew Huberman, Ph.D
Neurobiology Group Leader
Stanford University School of Medicine
Brain Function, Development & Repair
Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a tenured professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Ca. His laboratory studies neural plasticity and regeneration of the healthy and diseased brain and the question of how emotional value is assigned to sensory experiences.
A dedicated biohacker & neurohacker, Andrew has applied his background in neuroscience to develop a variety of rigorously tested and highly structured tools – from specific meditation and cognitive practices for dealing with ‘negative’ emotions and fear, to everyday tools for enhancing task switching ability, learning and creativity, including both behavioral, nutritional and supplementation regimens. Through his experience with extreme sports and martial arts, Andrew has also learned firsthand how fear setting and stress inoculation can impact one’s ability to control their mental state, enhance concentration and empathy.
Andrew lives with one foot planted in elite experimental neuroscience and the other foot in the future of applied neuroscience. In doing so, he is uniquely positioned to act as a bridge between where the field currently is now, and where it’s going. Above all, Andrew is passionate about bringing awareness to the world about how the brain works, and to developing tools to rewire the brain in order to alleviate suffering and positively shape the human experience.
“This is an extremely exciting time for Neurohacking. Indeed, someday we will look back to this time as the “Golden Age” of Neurohacking because, while the importance of the brain has long been appreciated, the fact that the brain as a customizable organ is something that only now is gaining the attention it deserves. Neurohacking is to human experience and evolution what fitness and nutrition are to health and well-being. I’m honored to be a part of the NHC and excited for the progress it’s creating.”