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Andrew Huberman | Sleep, Dreams, Creativity, Fasting, and Neuroplasticity | Lex Fridman Podcast

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updated 25 Aug 2023

In his second appearance on the Lex Fridman podcast, Neuroscientist Andrew Huberman takes us through the value of sleep, dreams, sleeps impact on creativity, fasting for optimal performance, and neuroplasticity.

Andrew Huberman: Sleep, Dreams, Creativity, Fasting, and Neuroplasticity | Lex Fridman Podcast

Why do Humans Sleep

The conversation also touches on the evolutionary context of sleep patterns in relation to predator-prey relationships, particularly highlighting the dangers of nighttime activity for early humans without modern lighting.

Optimal Temperature for Sleep

The conversation also touches on the impact of light exposure on circadian rhythms and the complexities of maintaining consistent sleep-wake schedules.

Dealing with and Preventing Sleep Anxiety

The conversation also touches on the impact of emotional states, anticipation, and stress reduction in managing sleep quality and its effects on performance.

8 Hours of Sleep

The conversation also delves into the importance of individual sleep patterns, understanding sleep stages, and the impact of timing on sleep quality.

The Value of Napping

The David Goggins Challange

The conversation covers strategies for managing physical and mental performance during a demanding endurance challenge, discussing approaches to sleep, irritability, and maintaining a positive mindset throughout the experience.

Breathing While Running and Sleeping, Flaws of Mouth Breathing

The discussion highlights how to manage breathing patterns while running, understanding the connection between breathing, heart rate, and brain function, and adapting breathing techniques based on exercise intensity.

When to Leverage Anger, and When Not To

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Psychedelics

DMT

Creativity

Pushing the Limits of the Human Mind

Neuroplasticity

Neuroscience and AI

Eye Tracking

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Clubhouse

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