Many people are reporting high levels of stress and anxiety as we continue to navigate through these trying times. Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman explains how the brain responds to stress and uncertainty and how we can counteract that and thrive in the face of adversity. He details how the brain functions (5:39), why neuroplasticity sets us apart (9:35), the fundamentals of dopamine and motivation (12:43), how our brains derive meaning (16:25), the chemical effect being with loved ones has on your brain (23:00), how gratitude can change the brain (27:17), stress and coronavirus (29:23), the nervous system's role in immunity (33:31), a breathing technique that creates calm (38:08), increased anxiety surrounding sleep (41:22), how we can embrace uncertainty and be optimistic about the future (44:06), and how the next generation may be prepared for success after this pandemic (50:05). Plus, Will answers your questions in this week's mailbag (54:09).
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