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The Neuroscience of Fear: How to Flip The Courage Circuit in Our Brain - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Huberman

The Neuroscience of Fear: How to Flip The Courage Circuit in Our Brain - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Huberman

What follows is a transcript from when Dr. Andrew Huberman joined our Co-founder, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to discuss the neuroscience of fear and how we can learn to flip our “courage circuit” in our brain.

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How Neuroscience and Mysticism Help Us Better Understand Our Unconscious Mind - An Interview With Dr. Daniel Lieberman

How Neuroscience and Mysticism Help Us Better Understand Our Unconscious Mind - An Interview With Dr. Daniel Lieberman

What follows is a transcript where psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman leads us down a new path: one where we learn how to recognize the influences of the unconscious, making it an ally in helping us become the people we were meant to be.

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Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Everyone can benefit from acquiring a general understanding of our innate Reticular Activating System, as it is central to how, when, and why we focus on something.

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How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

This episode is all about the brain, specifically how to optimize cognitive performance and behaviors via neurofeedback. Learn how to safely train broad regulatory actions associated with mood, attention, self-regulation and self-control, sleep, energy, stress, anxiety, in this interview with Dr. Andrew Hill.

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The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

It's no wonder the Vagus nerve has been called the ‘great wandering protector’ of the body. Learn why healthy vagal tone is a key health metric and science-backed ways to stimulate the vagus nerve for increased stress resilience.

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How Grit Attributes Help us Build a Resilient Mind - An Interview With Rich Diviney

How Grit Attributes Help us Build a Resilient Mind - An Interview With Rich Diviney

Rich Diviney, joins Jamie Wheal for a discussion surrounding the value and development of attributes. What follows is the transcript from their jam packed discussion surrounding the topics of peak performance, flow states, and optimal psychology.

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Scientifically Proven Ways Fasting Benefits the Body and Brain - An Interview With Dave Asprey

Scientifically Proven Ways Fasting Benefits the Body and Brain - An Interview With Dave Asprey

Forget everything you think you know about the ancient practice of fasting and let Dave Asprey take you on a journey through cutting-edge science to examine how to upgrade your fasting game beyond calorie restriction.

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How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure - An Interview With Dr. Anna Lembke

How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure - An Interview With Dr. Anna Lembke

Get ready to learn how to maintain balanced dopamine levels in a world of pleasure.

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Combining Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Build Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Mark Divine

Combining Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Build Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Mark Divine

Mental strength and emotional resilience play intrinsic roles in how we show up in the world. Mark Divine, expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness, helps us build an unbeatable mind using neuroscience and mindfulness techniques.

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The Neuroscience of Perception - An Interview With Beau Lotto, Ph.D.

The Neuroscience of Perception - An Interview With Beau Lotto, Ph.D.

When you open your eyes, do you see the world as it really is? Do you see reality? Neuroscientist and world renowned expert in perception, Dr. Beau Lotto, reveals the science behind the way our brains play tricks on us while also presenting a revolutionary approach to applying these insights about perception to every aspect of our lives.

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The Four Foundational Quadrants of Neurohacking

The Four Foundational Quadrants of Neurohacking

We optimize our well-being by supporting four foundational quadrants: mind care, body care, relationships, and environment. By using this integrative framework our time on earth can consistently experience beauty and happiness, from which we can offer our greatest contribution in return.

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The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

Nicole Prause Ph.D., neuroscientist researching human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response, debunks popular misconceptions about the science of sex.

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How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

Dr. Julie Holland Holland takes us on a deep dive into the science behind psychedelic compounds that modulate neuroplasticity and how plant medicines are being used to effectively heal trauma and nurture connection.

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Oxygen Training: A Q+A With Mark Squibb, Founder of LiveO2

Oxygen Training: A Q+A With Mark Squibb, Founder of LiveO2

The latest scientific research into oxygen training indicates it's possible to maintain and even regain peak physical and cognitive performance*. Here’s why peak performers are loving it.

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How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

Knowledge of what the brain is doing during the experience of gratitude provides a window into gratitude’s relationship to mental health and resilience. This is your brain on gratitude.

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Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Best-selling author and clinical researcher Dr. Michael Ruscio dives deep into the gut-brain connection and how to strengthen their synergy with easy practical tips.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Focus Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Focus Ingredients

QUALIA FOCUS combines 14 ingredients that have been carefully selected to support alertness, attention, focus, memory, mood, and motivation. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall nootropic experience.

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The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The bad news is there are toxins in our environment that can negatively impact our brain function, but the good news is we can heal the brain physically and psychologically with lifestyle changes. Clinical psychologist, Brant Cortright, Ph.D., sheds light on the processes of neurogenesis and explains neuroplasticity. He also describes the relationship between cognitive decline, anxiety and depression.

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How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

Author of Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days, Sir John Hargrave joins us today and shares tips to hack your brain. This discussion is jam-packed with tips you can use in your daily life to get most out of your brain function. In this episode we discuss how mental clutter impairs optimal brain power and how to create your own reality.

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What Are Nootropics?

What Are Nootropics?

Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance. Nootropics have become increasingly popular in recent years but you might still have questions about the science surrounding nootropics. If so, this article is for you.

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The Formulator's View of Qualia Mind Ingredients

The Formulator's View of Qualia Mind Ingredients

When choosing ingredients to include in Qualia Mind, Neurohacker Collective relied on scientific research and the N of 1 experiences of biohackers and the nootropic community. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall nootropic experiences Qualia Mind was formulated to deliver.

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Explaining Neurochemistry & Emotions: An Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Explaining Neurochemistry & Emotions: An Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., top cited scientist for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, joins us today as she shares some insights about her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She expands on her famous TED talk in this discussion as she further explains how neuroscience reveals how our brains work and construct all of our experiences. She shares that what we see, hear and feel is very different from the way we experience it.

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Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

American neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. shares his dedication to human flourishing and his story of getting fascinated with outer space, inner space (the brain), and nature that led to the formation of his career in neuroscience. We dive into why the brain is such a complex system and how experience is the foundation of electrical or molecular simulation. 

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How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.

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Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

It’s a commonly accepted truth that how well you do a thing will be a direct result of the amount of effort you are willing to put into doing the thing. Whether it’s work or a workout ... a conversation with someone or time alone on your computer … meditation or watching a movie ... You will only get out what you are willing to put in. And the thing you need to invest, to get the most out of anything you do, is mental effort. 

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