scientific study of the nervous system
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
The Summit of Greatness is back! Buy your tickets today – summitofgreatness.comIn this powerful Masterclass episode, four leading experts delve into the intricate workings of the brain and how to leverage its capabilities to achieve greatness. Prepare to be inspired and equipped with the tools to seize control of your neurology and unlock the path to unparalleled success in this transformative episode.Neuroscientist Andrew Huberman is back today. He's a professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology in Stanford and runs the Huberman Lab which studies brain functions, how our brains change through experiences, and how to repair the brain after injury or disease. He's going to share his knowledge and expertise to help us all believe that positive thinking truly works!Award-winning behavioral scientist, Katy Milkman, talks about “temptation bundling,” where she links guilty pleasure with a healthy habit, when is the best time to make a new habit, the barriers that are holding us back from making positive changes in our lives, and so much more!John Assaraf is one of the leading behavioral and mindset experts in the world. He has written two NY Times Best Sellers, was in The Secret and has built 5 multi-million dollar companies. He shares why you should be concerned with your limited number of attention units and how you can start everyday ready to win.Daniel Z. Lieberman is a teacher, researcher, practitioner, and co-author of the book called The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity — and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race. He discusses how to use dopamine in a healthy and productive way, a common mistake people make about love, and so much more.In this episode you will learn,The fascinating insights into brain functions, the plasticity of the brain, and strategies for brain repairHow to link guilty pleasures with healthy habits for increased motivation and positive changeThe importance of managing your limited attention units and practical tips for starting each day with a winning mindsetThe healthy and productive utilization of dopamine, along with debunking common misconceptions about love, sex, and creativityFor more information go to www.lewishowes.com/1447Andrew Huberman's full episode - https://link.chtbl.com/1219-guestKaty Milkman's full episode - https://link.chtbl.com/1219-guestJohn Assaraf's full episode - https://lewishowes.com/podcast/i-train-your-brain/Daniel Z. Lieberman's full episode - https://link.chtbl.com/1255-Guest
Steven Kotler breaks down powerful insights from his newest book, Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad, which dissects the neurobiology of flow state, peak performance, and aging. Steven shares research-backed hacks for staying rad as you age, from using fear as a compass to building leg strength to feel more confident. Steven Kotler is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, the world's leader in neuroscience-based peak performance research and training. He's the author of several NYT best-selling books, including The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer. Follow Steven Kotler @stevenkotler Follow Chase on Instagram @chase_chewning Follow him on Twitter @chasechewning Key Highlights Flow states have 26 known triggers and “flow follows focus”. What does that mean biologically? How to find the challenge/skill sweet spot. How can we get into a flow state more easily? The Biology of Aging: “Getting our biology to work for us, rather than against us” The hidden ways we are ego-driven & How to calm your ego. How our brain chemistry impacts learning, memory, flow, and performance. What shocked Steven the most about the Gnar Country experiment. Why he researched park skiing in relation to flow state. Activities that increase strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility for peak performance aging. Hacks for tapping into flow state to overcome fear. What role does creativity play in growing old and staying rad? Episode resources: Save 10% on MitoPure with code EVERFORWARD at https://www.TimelineNutrition.com Get a FREE variety pack of Recharge electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at https://www.DrinkLMNT.com/everforward Save 10% on "bottled flow state" Ketone-IQ with code CHASE at https://www.HVMN.com Watch and subscribe on YouTube https://youtu.be/b1SgbL_sGo4 The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler Gnar Country by Steven Kotler Flow in Sports by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Susan A. Jackson Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday EFR 678: Lessons From the World's Longest Study of Happiness with Dr. Marc Schulz The Immortality Key by Brian C. Muraresku Recapture the Rapture by Jamie Wheal
We live in a disconnected world—increasingly alienated from ourselves and our bodies, from the natural world, and from others. Much of this disconnection is catalyzed by hyper-individualism which sets self-expression above self-transcendence. This episode is about encountering the seeming intelligence of the universe which seems to be constantly inviting us into a life of deep connection. Along the way, we explore the world of trees, bees, and other stunning examples of interdepdence in the world around us, and the miracles of our mindbody wiring. What emerges is a pathway to transcending isolation and disconnection in favor of an entirely connected way of being alive as a human being.
Tim takes TWiN through two studies on the role of dopamine: that syllables are natural units of spontaneous behavior used by the brain to structure action, and that mesolimbic dopamine release conveys causal associations but not reward prediction errors, thereby challenging the dominant theory of reward learning. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jason Shepherd, Timothy Cheung, and Vivianne Morrison Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server Spontaneous behavior without explicit reward (Nature) Dopamine release conveys causal associations (Science) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your neuroscience questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The WellBe Podcast (getwellbe)
Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an acclaimed science writer who loved to tackle complex problems with big implications for people's everyday life and health. In this interview, she explains one of the biggest and most exciting of these topics: the field of psycho neuroimmunology, of the interplay between our brain, our stress response, and our immune system. Listen to the interview to learn how difficult childhood events shape our stress response for life, why the brain has its own immune system and what this has to do with our body's immune system, why emotional or social threats can have a serious impact on physical health, how early childhood experiences can contribute to autoimmune disease later in life, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/psycho-neuroimmunology-donna-jackson-nakazawa
Join Kelli and Erica as they chat about a short and simple "off the cushion" (a.k.a you don't have to be seated with your eyes closed on a cushion chanting ommmmm, unless you want to!) mindfulness exercise to change the neurobiology of fear and anxiety. What does woobling and bird watching have to do with changing the neurobiology of fear? You'll have to tune in to find out! Visit notanotheranxietyshow.com for show notes, transcripts, and 1-1 coaching packages. Remember, when you sign up for my newsletter you can get a discount on your first coaching package! Disclaimer: Hopefully you find the information in this podcast helpful but it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.
Parenting After Trauma with Robyn Gobbel
A deep and touching conversation with Carrie Contey, PhD. about the profound human work of being in relationship with another developing human and remembering their essence in the midst of challenging behaviors and chaos.In this episode, you'll learn:What does Carrie Contey mean by Knot ParentingWhat it is to be human and care for humans as they growA bigger container for holding the work of parentingResources mentioned in this podcast:Website: https://www.carriecontey.com/Podcast: https://www.carriecontey.com/podcastEmail: email@example.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/carrieconteyphdInstagram: @carrieconteyphd https://www.instagram.com/carrieconteyphd/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@carrieconteyphdFreebies: https://www.carriecontey.com/resourcesRead a summary or the full transcript at: RobynGobbel.com/knotparentingOver on my website you can find:Webinar and eBook on Focus on the Nervous System to Change Behavior (FREE)eBook on The Brilliance of Attachment (FREE)Ongoing support, connection, and co-regulation for struggling parents: The ClubYear Long Immersive & Holistic Training Program for Parenting Professionals: Being With:::The early bird rate for the Neurobiology of Being With ends on May 2, 2023!https://robyngobbel.com/neurobiologybeingwith Wondering where to start with all this information about behaviors and the nervous system?Subscribe to the START HERE podcast at RobynGobbel.com/StartHere
"Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison..."~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-17The last 50 years have seen incredible development in neurobiology and our understanding of the human brain. Yet we, as people of faith, know that humans are so much more than just a "brain in a body"; in fact, we are a deep and mysterious unity of mind, body, soul, brain, and even our relationships. How can we better know ourselves and our place in God's plan by better understanding our brains?Join this fascinating conversation with Sofia Carozza, a neuroscientist and theologian. Pat & Sofia discuss mental health and healing, especially with regards to childhood adversity (experiences of violence, neglect, poverty, serious illness, etc.). These difficult circumstances in childhood can affect the very structures of our brain, but one's path is not determined by those experiences; rather, we can know healing and restoration through profoundly simple means like healthy relationships grounded on love!Sofia Carozza is a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where she is completing a PhD at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. In her research, she is seeking to understand how early experiences of adversity shape the biological and psychological development of children. Sofia completed undergraduate studies in neuroscience and theology at the University of Notre Dame where she was the valedictorian of the Class of 2019, and she has an MPhil in basic and translational neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. Sofia is also the co-host of The Pilgrim Soul, an engaging and insightful podcast.Thank you for listening! Visit us online at thiswholelifepodcast.com, and send us an email with your thoughts, questions, or ideas.Check us out on Instagram & Facebook
In this episode, Al interviews Dr. Mark Horowitz, a doctor in the neurobiology of depression and the pharmacology of antidepressants at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King's College London, a research fellow in the National Health Service in England and a co-founder of Outro on the topic of weaning antidepressants (recorded 2-12-23). Dr. Horowitz describes, in detail, how antidepressants impact every system of our body, rather than simply the brain. He describes his own personal challenges of weaning off of antidepressants and explains how, and why, online support groups were more beneficial to him than any doctor or any of his academic studies. Dr. Horowitz also describes how Outro, soon to be launched in the US, is supporting people in the process of weaning off of their antidepressants. This episode is a must for anybody who is on an antidepressant, considering an antidepressant, or contemplating weaning off of an antidepressant. To find out more about Dr. Horowitz, check out his website at markhorowitz.org. There, you'll find his academic papers, videos, a blog, and much more. Find out more about Outro at outro.com. If you find value in my podcast, please consider buying me a cup of coffee at buymeacoffee.com/allevin. There, you can buy me a one-time cup (or cups) of coffee or become a member to purchase coffee for me monthly. Not only will this help to caffeinate me up, but it will also help to offset the cost of the podcast hosting site, maintain and update my equipment and support the amount of time that it takes in order to produce the show. In addition to The Depression Files podcast, you can find Al's blog at TheDepressionFiles.com. There, you can also find out how to work with Al as a coach or schedule him for a public speaking event. You will also find Al on Twitter @allevin18. Lastly, it would be greatly appreciated if you would subscribe to the show and take just a minute to leave a review and rating.
Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully by Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett Amzn.to/3Li1ORz NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Simple and proven physical practices designed to improve the way your body feels—less stiffness! fewer aches and pain!—and boost the overall quality of your life, no matter how you spend your time. From the innovators behind The Ready State and the movement bible Becoming a Supple Leopard. “The definitive guide for building an all-around healthy and high-performing body and mind.” —Andrew Huberman, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University & Host of The Huberman Lab Podcast After decades spent working with pro-athletes, Olympians, and Navy Seals, mobility pioneers Kelly and Juliet Starrett began thinking about the physical well-being of the rest of us. What makes a durable human? How do we continue to feel great and function well as we age? And how do we counteract the effects of technology-dependence, sedentary living, and other modern ways of life on our body's natural need for activity? The answers lie in an easy-to-use formula for basic mobility maintenance: 10 tests + 10 physical practices = 10 ways to make your body work better The book offers: Easy mobilization practices to increase range of motion and avoid injury Intuitive ways to integrate more movement into your daily life and escape sedentary habits No-fuss guidelines for improving nutrition and sleep Basic breathing practices to manage stress and pain Quick and simple assessments to gauge progress and what needs improvement It's full of foundational wisdom for everyone from beginners to professional athletes and everyone in between. Built to Move introduces readers to a set of simple principles and practices that are undemanding enough to work into any busy schedule, lead to greater ease of movement, better health, and a happier life doing whatever it is you love to do—and want to continue doing as long as you live. This book is your game plan for the long game.
Parenting After Trauma with Robyn Gobbel
Can you please talk more about blocked care?This Friday Q&A is a follow up to Episode 123- Healing Blocked Care. If connection is a biological imperative, how can I be experiencing blocked care?How does blocked care fit into the owl, watchdog, and possum approach to the nervous system?What are some more tips for parents experiencing blocked care?This is a Friday Q&A episode, where I answer a listener's question.Mentioned Resources: Healing Blocked Care episode: https://robyngobbel.com/blockedcare/Reclaim Compassion by Lisa Qualls and Melissa Corkum: https://www.amazon.com/Reclaim-Compassion-Adoptive-Overcoming-Neuroscience/dp/B0BW344WQ8Brain Based Parenting by Dan Hughes: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Based-Parenting-Neuroscience-Interpersonal-Neurobiology/dp/0393707288Start Here private podcast: RobynGobbel.com/StartHereRead the transcript at: RobynGobbel.com/BlockedCare2Over on my website you can find:Webinar and eBook on Focus on the Nervous System to Change Behavior (FREE)eBook on The Brilliance of Attachment (FREE)Ongoing support, connection, and co-regulation for struggling parents: The ClubYear Long Immersive & Holistic Training Program for Parenting Professionals: Being With:::The early bird rate for the Neurobiology of Being With ends on May 2, 2023!https://robyngobbel.com/neurobiologybeingwith Wondering where to start with all this information about behaviors and the nervous system?Subscribe to the START HERE podcast at RobynGobbel.com/StartHere
Junjie from Jason's lab joins TWiN to discuss the observation that the cell gene PNMA2 encodes non-enveloped virus-like capsids that induce autoantibodies which underlie paraneoplastic syndrome. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jason Shepherd, Timothy Cheung, and Junjie Xu Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server Virus-like capsids in paraneoplastic disease (bioRxiv) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your neuroscience questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Jung: The Symbolic Life in a Technological Age
In this episode:I explore Jung's concept of the unconscious — what it is, how it is experienced, and what it suggests about the idea of healing in analysis.Let's make this a conversation:Do you have a comment or question about this episode, or about something you would like me to address in a future episode? Please contact me on Instagram (@digital.jung), Facebook(facebook.com/jungiananalyst), or Twitter (@Jason_E_Smith)Or: Subscribe to the Digital Jung Newsletter (https://digitaljung.substack.com/)For more on living a symbolic life:Please check out my book, Religious but Not Religious: Living a Symbolic Life, available from Chiron Publications.Sources for quotes and more:The State of Psychotherapy Today in 'Collected Works, vol. 10 by C.G. JungJoseph Ledoux, quoted in 'The Neurobiology of the Gods' by Erik Goodwyn A Review of the Complex Theory in 'Collected Works, vol. 8' by C.G. JungThe Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man in 'Collected Works, vol. 10' by C.G. Jung I Am Not I, poem by Juan Ramón Jiménez 'The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga' by C.G. JungPsychology and a Philosophy of Life in 'Collected Works, vol. 16' by C.G. JungThe State of Psychotherapy Today in 'Collected Works, vol. 10' by C.G. Jung'This Is It' by Alan WattsTransformation Symbolism in the Mass in 'Collected Works, vol. 11' by C.G. JungThe Philosophical Tree in 'Collected Works, vol. 13' by C.G. Jung'The Integration of the Personality' by C.G. Jung (Trans. by Stanley Dell)Like this podcast?Please consider leaving a review at one of the following sites:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserOr, if you are able, support the show with a donation at Buy Me a Coffee (link below)Music:"Dreaming Days," "Slow Vibing," and "The Return" by Ketsa are licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0Support the show
Parenting After Trauma with Robyn Gobbel
Robyn explores the grief in parenting kids with vulnerable nervous systems In this episode, you'll learn:The relationship between trauma and griefWhy it's important to make space for grief in our kids and in ourselvesThe role of self-compassionHow a lack of media representation of your parenting journey causes griefResources mentioned in this podcast:Robyn's book: https://robyngobbel.com/bafflingbookRead a summary or the full transcript at: RobynGobbel.com/griefOver on my website you can find:Webinar and eBook on Focus on the Nervous System to Change Behavior (FREE)eBook on The Brilliance of Attachment (FREE)Ongoing support, connection, and co-regulation for struggling parents: The ClubYear Long Immersive & Holistic Training Program for Parenting Professionals: Being With:::The early bird rate for the Neurobiology of Being With ends on May 2, 2023!https://robyngobbel.com/neurobiologybeingwith Wondering where to start with all this information about behaviors and the nervous system?Subscribe to the START HERE podcast at RobynGobbel.com/StartHere
On this episode of The Casey Adams Show, I sat down with Steven Kotler. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world's leading experts on human performance. He is the author of 11 bestsellers (out of fourteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 50 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review. Follow Steven: Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenkotler/ - Subscribe to The Casey Adams Show on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-casey-adams-show/id1328795944 Follow Casey on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casey Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CaseyAdams TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@caseyadams YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CaseyAdams - Follow The Casey Adams Show on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caseyadamsshow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CaseyAdamsShow TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@caseyadamsshow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CaseyAdamsShow - [00:00:01] - Exploring peak human performance. [00:01:00] - Optimal state of consciousness: Flow. [00:03:50] - "Peak Performance: A Daily Checklist" [00:06:47] - "Peak Performance Aging: Mindset Matters" [00:07:59] - Exploring curiosity to peak performance. [00:10:32] - "Witnessing impossible feats become reality." [00:14:03] - Transitioning from Extreme Sports: Easy, Creative, Not Professional. [00:14:53] - Dreaming of the future: Flow. [00:17:40] - Curious, amazing, pushing limits. [00:19:00] - Achieve flow in business and physical pursuits. [00:21:41] - Flow psychology: 5% challenge skill balance. [00:22:49] - Get comfortable with discomfort. [00:24:59] - Continual improvement, autonomy, flow, peak performance. [00:28:43] - Group flow triggers replace dopamine triggers. [00:30:23] - Twelve-month journey from start to exit. [00:32:23] - Optimizing peak performance through flow. [00:33:26] - Mystical to reliable, repeatable. [00:34:08] - Optimized peak performance writing tip. [00:35:38] - Start hardest task early, align with circadian rhythms. [00:36:22] - Bed to Desk in 5 Minutes. [00:43:22] - "Double down on flow activities: 20s" [00:45:47] - Find Steven on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today's guest is Dr. Tobias Esch. He is a primary care physician, pioneer in holistic general medicine, and expert in the neurobiology of happiness. He shaped mind-body medicine and integrative health in Germany and as Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 300 scientific works. His background is in primary care, neurobiology, and positive psychology and his work focus has been on promoting good health, patient activation and behavior change. In this interview we dive into his Happiness Model, and what he calls the U Curve of happiness which is both surprising and fascinating. The good news is that happiness can be shaped through practice. Life satisfaction and happiness are both deep feeling states, but he defines them differently. His wisdom is cultivated through a rich blend of neuroscience, medicine, positive psychology, mindfulness, gratitude, stillness, and acceptance. He believes in listening deeply and connecting with his patients to uncover what might be beyond the obvious.
Addiction has a pervasive impact on our culture, ranging from legally available opioids and alcohol to illicit narcotics; addiction even manifests itself in mundane areas of our lives as well. The challenge to overcome and conquer addiction can seem overwhelming to those held captive by it. And it is too often the case that relapse is experienced as an all-encompassing failure. In this episode of Working with Dan Doriani, Dan talks with Dr. Nii Addy, a professor at Yale and an expert in the neurobiology of addiction. On a hopeful note, Dr. Addy argues that relapse is but one step along the way to success; in fact, repeated attempts are the greatest indicator of success in breaking addiction. Listen as Dan and Nii discuss our brain's role in addiction, recovery, and the healing power of prayer. Listen to Dr. Addy's podcast Addy Hour. To learn more about Dr. Dan Doriani and the Center for Faith and Work, visit our website.
In this clip from the Next Level Soul Podcast, Aaron explains how and why Kundalini energy actually represents an inner transformation of your neurobiology due to the spiritual demand you are placing upon the nervous system. What are the potential dangers of this? How should we manage it properly? Find out in this clip from the Next Level Soul Podcast. NEXT LEVEL SOUL PODCAST: YT Channel: @ucuuluz5sidikcx8... Full Episode: Uncover the Hidde... Apple Podcasts ➡️ https://nextlevelsoul.com/apple Spotify ➡️ https://nextlevelsoul.com/spotify **JOIN 4D UNIVERSITY: http://www.4duniversity.com IG: @aaronabke TikTok: @aaronabke Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/aaronabke https://www.aaronabke.com
What have neurobiologists discovered about the differences in the brains of people with anorexia, and to what degree might these discoveries lead to new treatments?This was a question Bobbie, a listener from our community, wrote in to be answered on Equipped to Recover.In our mission to help you learn from the best, we connected with Dr. Erin Parks and Kristina Saffran, co-founders of the virtual treatment provider Equip Health. Together they're on a shared mission to bring effective, affordable, and accessible care to everyone with an eating disorder. Whether you live with an eating disorder, or have a loved one who does - it's important to understand the temperament and brain science behind it. Let's dive in and hear what Erin & Kristina had to say about the neurobiology and temperament traits of anorexia.SHOW NOTESTHE DAILY GROWTH HABIT
The Itch: Allergies, Asthma & Immunology
What is early allergen introduction for babies? Are you still confused about when to feed your baby allergens? Over the past few decades, there has been quite a shift in thinking about the early introduction of food allergens for babies, so your confusion is wholly justified. Dr. G dives into this exact topic and talks to two professionals, Meenal Lele and Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan, in the field of early introduction. She explores why the guidelines for introducing allergens have changed and how to introduce allergens safely and consistently. What we cover in this podcast about the early introduction of food allergens: What inspired Meenal and Katie to develop products to help parents with early allergen introduction? What is early food introduction? Why are we no longer avoiding food allergens in babies? What studies have shaped the protocol change around introducing allergens to babies? How does this impact 'high-risk' children? The challenges for the studies and compliance hurdles parents faced. Why do babies develop food allergies? What hypotheses point to the increase in food allergies in children over the past three decades? The guidelines for early introduction of allergens. How to feed allergens to infants safely? Why do you want to consider the early introduction of allergens with your babies? The role of food allergies in a baby's eczema: if your baby has eczema, will they develop food allergies? When to see an allergist for your baby? What is the best practice for diagnosing a baby's allergies, and why is testing not always appropriate? How to work with your medical team and rely on something other than online information. Fundamental studies about the early introduction of allergens: The LEAP study, EAT study, PETIT study Guest Bios Meenal Lele is the founder of Lil Mixins, an allergy prevention company for babies. With experience as a food allergy parent and clinical knowledge, she created the company to provide options for parents introducing allergenic foods to their babies. Meenal holds an engineering and business degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Baby and the Biome, a book exploring the connection between a child's microbiome and their health. Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, specializes in allergies, asthma, and sinus disease. She is the head allergist at Ready.Set.Food and provides top-notch care to both kids and adults at Clear Allergy in Downtown Culver City, CA. As a mom of two, Dr. Marks-Cogan was inspired to work with Ready.Set.Food. Originally from Cleveland, OH, she graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland College Park.
View the Show Notes Page for This Episode Become a Member to Receive Exclusive Content Sign Up to Receive Peter's Weekly Newsletter Andrew Huberman is a Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University and host of the Huberman Lab podcast. In this episode, Andrew begins with a fascinating discussion about the brain, including the role of the prefrontal cortex in adjusting your ruleset to match your setting, the neural circuitry underlying the ability of stress to limit creativity and problem-solving, the effect of belief on physiology and performance, and more. He speaks about vision being our “superpower” and compares this to animals that rely more on other senses. Next, he opens up about his personal journey, the struggles and losses he has overcome, the value of therapy, and the many great people who helped him along the way. He speaks to his love of biology and discovery and the importance of staying true to your passion rather than being driven purely by ambition. Lastly, the conversation includes a look to the future of Andrew's scientific work and podcast as well as his unique approach to communicating science and tackling the issue of scientific illiteracy. We discuss: Exercise under blood flow restriction, lactate utilization, and transient changes in the brain function in response to adrenaline and stress [3:30]; The role of the prefrontal cortex in governing rulesets [9:15]; New discoveries about the circuitry between the prefrontal cortex, insula, and amygdala, and the insights gleaned about brain function in different emotional states [15:30]; Comparing human vision and other senses to animals [26:00]; A deep dive into vision: evolutionary adaptations, facial recognition, color, and more [39:45]; Sense of smell, pheromones, and why evolution developed better vision over smell [46:30]; The relationship between visual input and time perception [55:30]; Mindset effects: the effect of belief on physiology and performance [1:00:45]; Accessing higher levels of creativity with broadening rulesets and the limiting nature of stress and fear on creativity [1:05:30]; Stress and fear increase autonomic arousal, limit access to rulesets, and inhibit performance [1:12:15]; Andrew's upbringing, early childhood, and tough adolescent years [1:15:00]; Andrew's time in a residential treatment program and how he benefited from therapy [1:20:15]; The beginning of positive changes in Andrew's young life [1:28:30]; Andrew's decision to turn his life around [1:37:00]; A new passion for science and exercise helps Andrew [1:42:00]; The difference between a postdoc and a PhD [1:54:15]; Staying in touch with the love of biology and not getting pulled into ambition [1:59:15]; Andrew starts his own lab, and continues work to overcome his demons [2:07:00]; The loss of three mentors leads to deep soul searching [2:12:00]; What motivated Andrew to begin his podcast [2:18:00]; Looking to the future of Andrew's scientific work, podcast, and more [2:22:45]; Andrew's unique approach to communicating science and the issue of scientific illiteracy [2:30:00]; and More. Connect With Peter on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
What are the factors that contribute to a healthy brain? And how do we boost our cognitive health, performance, and power? Today's guest, Kristen Willeumier, shares some surprising information about brain health and discusses her book Biohack Your Brain. In this episode, we talk about: The reason Kristen wrote the book Biohack Your Brain How neuroimaging can aid in providing information on blood flow and activity in different areas of the brain The importance of brain health coaches to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle Ways to become a brain health coach, including through certifications The effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet for improving brain health The importance of brain assessment and when we should start assessing our brains Insurance coverage for brain scans and EEGs The contributors to cognitive decline and accelerated brain aging Foods that we should be consuming to support our brain health Using Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) as a supplement for your brain health The importance of hydration for brain health Beneficial supplements to support brain health The importance of sleep for optimal brain function Memorable Quotes “No matter what age you are, whether you're 20, 30, 50, 60, 70, 80, or even in your 90s…there are very tangible steps that you can take, dietary and lifestyle modifications that make measurable changes in brain function.” “The green leafy vegetables and the berries are really the most protective of our neurons, because they help reduce free radicals in the brain.” “Our brain reaches full maturity around the age of 25 to 30 and it kind of plateaus. And then about age 40, we start to see very small numbers of neurons die per day.” BIO: Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist with research expertise in neurobiology and neuroimaging. Dr. Willeumier received a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College, an M.S. in Physiological Science from the UCLA College of Letters and Science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She was a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she continued her work in the field of neurodegenerative disease. She was the recipient of a fellowship award from the National Institutes of Health and has presented her work internationally. She served as the Director of Neuroimaging and Clinical Research for the Amen Clinics, where she led the efforts to utilize imaging technologies to better understand the neurobiological signatures underlying psychiatric disorders. Dr. Willeumier is widely published and has co-authored manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Translational Psychiatry, The Journal of Neuroscience and The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. She is the author of the book Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power, which was published by the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins in December of 2020. Mentioned In This Episode: Amazon.com: Biohack Your Brain Dr. Kristen's Website Kristen Willeumier on LinkedIn Links to resources: Health Coach Group Website https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/ Use the code HCC50 to save $50 on our website Leave a Review of the Podcast
The Psychology of Self-Injury: Exploring Self-Harm & Mental Health
What goes on at the neurobiological level that makes someone more vulnerable to self-injure or self-harm? What biological risk factors are at play? What roles do the vagus nerve, cortisol levels, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis have? We hope to discuss the psychology of self-injury pain in a future episode, but in this episode, Dr. Michael Kaess from the University of Bern in Switzerland explains the neurobiology of self-injury in simple terms, or what we hope can be considered simple layman's terms. Learn more about Dr. Kaess and his research team at the Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD) in Bern here. To participate in Dr. Kaess' research study of an online intervention for self-injury (in German), visit the STAR (Self-injury Treatment Assessment Recovery) Project at https://star-projekt.de/.Below are links to some of the research referenced in this episode:Kaess, M., Hooley, J. M., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koenig, J., Plener, P. L., Reichl, C., Robinson, K., Schmahl, C., Sicorello, M., Schreiner, M. W., & Cullen, K. R. (2021). Advancing a temporal framework for understanding the biology of nonsuicidal self-injury: An expert review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 130, 228-239.Reichl, C., Heyer, A., Brunner, R., Parzer, P., Völker, J. M., Resch, R., & Kaess, M. (2016). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, childhood adversity and adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 203-211.Plener, P. L., Bubalo, N., Fladung, A. K., Ludolph, A. G., & Lulé, D. (2012). Prone to excitement: Adolescent females with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) show altered cortical pattern to emotional and NSS-related material. Psychiatry Research, 203(2-3), 146-152.Follow Dr. Westers on Instagram and Twitter (@DocWesters). To join ISSS, visit itriples.org and follow ISSS on Facebook and Twitter (@ITripleS).The Psychology of Self-Injury podcast has been rated #5 by Feedspot in their "Best 20 Clinical Psychology Podcasts" and by Welp Magazine in their "20 Best Injury Podcasts."
This week the I am reading from Dr. Christopher Kerr's book 'Experiences of the Dying: Evidence of Survival of Human Consciousness' and 'Extraterrestrial Visitations: True Accounts of UFO Contact' by Preston Dennett.Dr Christopher Kerr's book 'Death is But a Dream: Hope and Meaning at Life's End'.Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.BioChristopher Kerr, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris earned his MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology. Dr. Kerr received numerous awards throughout training that recognized his clinical performance, as well as his success as an educator and scientist. Chris's background in research has evolved from bench science toward the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients' dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near-universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning, as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. To date, the research team at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped.This work was the subject of Chris's TEDx Buffalo Talk, which has been viewed approximately 3 million times and has been the subject of reports on BBC and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American Mind, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. It will also be featured in an upcoming Netflix production and a public television documentary film to be released nationally in early 2021. Dr. Kerr's work was also published by Penguin Random House earlier this year in a book called Death Is But a Dream, which is now being released in multiple languages.https://www.amazon.com/Death-But-Dream-Finding-Meaning-ebook/dp/B07SRQC373/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613916946&sr=8-1https://www.bigelowinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/kerr-experiences-dying.pdfhttps://www.drchristopherkerr.com/Preston Dennett about his book 'Extraterrestrial Visitations: True Accounts of UFO Contact'.This book represents the cutting edge of UFO research, with ten new and original firsthand accounts of very close encounters with UFOs and aliens. The majority of these cases come from fully conscious recall rather than memories retrieved through hypnosis. Face-to-face confrontations, missing-time, onboard UFO experiences -- these accounts show what it's like to have direct contact with beings from beyond Earth.Chapter One: Four teenagers are confronted with a UFO and experience missing time, each of them recalling different portions of what actually happened.Chapter Two: A young girl has a very close encounter with a UFO, and years later, both she and her son are visited by an entity her son calls “The Bony Crab Monster.”Chapter Three: When a local farmer reports UFOs over his farm, two friends go to check it out and end up being followed home by UFOs. One of them is struck by a beam of light, beginning an ordeal that haunts him for the rest of his life.Chapter Four: After visiting a person who “channels” ETs, a young woman asks to go onboard the ETs spaceship. In a classic case of “Be Careful What You Ask For,” the woman discovers that she has invited the aliens into her life.Chapter Five: A married couple who both have a history of encounters visit Sedona, Arizona and come upon a UFO landed alongside the road. Both are taken onboard and experience an adventure that will leave them forever changed.Chapter Six: A psychologist crashes her motorcycle on a remote highway late at night. Stranded and alone, her ETs show up again and rescue her in a very unusual way.Chapter Seven: A mother and two sons experience six hours of missing time after a UFO encounter late at night. Years later, as an adult, one of her sons suddenly recalls everything that happened on that fateful night.Chapter Eight: A woman is enjoying a quiet night at home when she is visited by a gray-type extraterrestrial who communicates with her through automatic writing, relaying profound messages both personal and for all of humankind.Chapter Nine: Two young boys experience missing time on Catalina Island. Later one of them recalls what happened: he was taken to what appears to be an underground alien base.Chapter Ten: An office-worker and her friends take a spontaneous trip to Area 51 in the Nevada Desert and see UFOs for the first time. She is later taken onboard a craft and undergoes one of the most bizarre contacts on record.Ten cases, each told in the witnesses' own words, each providing fascinating insights into the nature and origin of these strange visitors to our planet. Fully illustrated by award-winning artist, Kesara, this book will change the way you view extraterrestrials and the UFO phenomenon.Preston's BiographyPreston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 29 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist and others. His writing has been translated into several different languages including German, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Icelandic. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell, Coast-to-Coast and also the History Channel's Deep Sea UFOs and UFO Hunters. His research has been presented in the LA Times, the LA Daily News, the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers. He has taught classes on various paranormal subjects and lectures across the United States.https://prestondennett.weebly.com/https://www.pastliveshypnosis.co.uk/https://www.patreon.com/pastlivespodcasthttps://www.patreon.com/alienufopodcast
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Real Talk With Susan & Kristina
Description: In this episode of Real Talk, KJK Student Defense Attorneys Susan Stone and Kristina Supler are joined by fellow attorney Brian Kent, a 15-year expert in seeing civil damages for victims of sexual abuse and assault. Topics that they discuss are related to sexual abuse and assault in students. The conversation includes how trauma can be used to serve others, the bodies reaction to assault when there's no physical evidence, and what roles institutions play in being held responsible in assault cases. Links: Brian Kent's Profile Show Notes: (03:14) Why Brian Kent teams up with attorneys from across the US (04:43) How Brian channeled his own tragedy into helping other victims of sexual absue (08:20) How people can use trauma to serve others (10:47) A Simple way to explaining emotional injury to a jury (11:49) The physical impact emotional injury has on the brain (Neurobiology of Trauma) (15:27) Can you spot trauma or assault if there's no physical evidence? (16:24) The importance of having open communication with your children about abuse (18:41) How Susan builds empowers her kids to speak up (22:43) What role do institutions play in protecting students (25:23) Are high schools worse for hazing than colleges? (28:33) How cancel culture damages students in school (29:42) How not taking action can make organizations legally responsible for assault (33:07) Under what conditions can victims can seek damages perpetrators (35:39) How helping people with the civil process helps the healing process (37:35) Why sexual predators commit acts of assault Transcript: Susan Stone: So Kristina, we have a really bizarre practice. Kristina Supler: Why's that? Susan Stone: I'm going to tell you because we don't do just one thing. You can't put us in a box. It's like that line from dirty dancing. Nobody puts baby in a corner. When I think about what we deal with on a given day, we're everywhere. Kristina Supler: Well, and I think that just like you can't put our practice in a box, you really can't put our clients in a box either. Because we're dealing with so many different types of legal issues and people all over the country, students with problems that they want help with. Susan Stone: Yeah. And I, I noticed that starting a couple years ago, our first sadly wrongful death case came to us. And then we started working in a couple personal injury cases and that's forced us to grow into an area that I would've never identified as. Kristina Supler: Yeah, and it's interesting too, I mean, we're so passionate about getting the best result possible for our clients. We team up with so many different professionals all over the country. Susan Stone: What's interesting about our client or our podcast today is that we're actually having someone that we worked with on a case and hope to work with in the future. And a lot of people would be like, why are you putting another lawyer on your podcast? I mean, aren't you worried about drawing business away from yourself? I mean, that's the question. Kristina Supler: Yeah, and I think that the answer is no. We're not afraid of that. We are passionate about what we do, and we wanna get, again, the best result possible. So we're really pleased to be joined today by Brian Kent. Brian is a nationally recognized advocate for victims' rights. Brian has dedicated his career to seeking justice for survivors of abuse, assault, and exploitation. As a former sex crimes prosecutor in Philadelphia, Brian's an advocate for justice for all crime victims. He's handled many high profile cases, including representing survivors of Jerry Sandusky, boarding and school boarding, school abuse, and also clergy abuse. Now, Susan alluded to not too long ago, we paired up with Brian on a really interesting case and resolved it quite favorably. Welcome, Brian. Brian Kent: Thank you both. Susan Stone: Great, great meeting with you. And it was great working with you and I think what made the case be it was more enjoyable to work on together is that we saw, sort of saw the case from our lens of what we do representing students involved in disciplinary processes at school. And the team you gave us, we worked a lot with your colleague Mike, sought from a personal injury perspective, is that typical for you to pair with other lawyers? Brian Kent: Yeah, I think our practice You know, since day one, given our specialization in these types of cases, we would get a lot of calls from folks around the country to come in and, and help with, uh, either a sexual abuse, assault, or trafficking case. And I think given our background of most of us, if not all of us, on the crime victim team being former prosecutors there's oftentimes, as you both know, an ongoing criminal case. And that's an important aspect of sort of healing for the survivors in these cases. And being able to have a former prosecutor who knows the ins and outs of that process can talk to the detective or the da. And then also handle the civil case was something unique and I think continues to be unique for our clients. I'd say the large majority of our cases are cases where we have been asked to Come in with, in like a co-counsel situation like we all had and and help out or us, getting a case in state Ohio and calling you and saying, Hey, let's team up. I think, and I get a lot of enjoyment from those relationships as well and, and a lot and I learn a lot too. Our practice is really built on that sort of bedrock. Kristina Supler: Brian, I'd like to talk for a moment about something personal when Susan and I were reading about your background and preparing to talk with you a bit today. We read that you are a survivor of sexual abuse, so can you tell us how that has led to your work today? Brian Kent: Yeah, sure. So I was, I went to Catholic grade school in Catholic high school in the Philadelphia area. Was an altar boy. Um, we had a abusive priest that came in, was head of the altar boys when I was in fourth and fifth grade. And then was shipped out two years later. . Why we don't know yet but hopefully someday will. But and he had abused me multiple times in the church area or in our church, oh my god, school, of like together. And in the rectory area. And I would say, you know, I always I talk about like. I would say subconsciously probably directed my career, but I was never. Like definitively, like this is what I'm gonna do. But when I went to the DA's office, I started prosecuting sex crimes and specifically child sexual abuse cases. And throughout my career, I think it's helped me tremendously, not just from a standpoint of being able to communicate with my clients and like truly understand how difficult it is not just to. say, Hey, I'm gonna file a lawsuit. But just to talk to anybody about it, I mean, I still have difficulty talking about it. And it took me a very long time to even talk about it in the first place. So, having that connection with survivors that come in to talk to me about their cases I think is incredibly important for them. Um, it's also important for me that they know You know that I truly do understand somewhat of what they have gone through and what they're going through. And I also think, like from a perspective of trying cases and conveying to a jury the impact on someone it gives me a unique perspective. And I think voice to really help people understand how many different ways this impacts an individual to. , make sure that the jury, when they're making their decision, um, adequately has a full sort of backdrop of every single aspect that this goes into somebody's life. Um, whether that means, as a child growing. your relationship with your parents your job, your ability to trust other people, your marriage ultimately when you have kids addiction issues, things of that nature. I mean, there's just so many different realms that it can go into, and, uh, I think it really helps that I can then I have personal experience in that regard, so I've tried to use something as horrific as that. As sort of a positive aspect in my life and just recognize that, it put me on a journey to where I'm at today and, and, uh, you know, as not a day, I probably don't go by that. I don't think about it. But I also just try to use it the best way that I can use it. I Susan Stone: just listened to a podcast. This weekend as a podcaster, I love to poke in, see what other people are doing, and it was on a topic that I struggle with, which is, What is my purpose? Because I just, maybe it's a middle-aged and I'm sure it's a middle-aged thing, but I think it's something I've wrestled with my whole life that what am I, why am I on this earth it? It just can't be to walk through the day, get up, go to work, make dinner, raise my. Not that those aren't incredibly important aspects of my life, but I, I'd like to think that we all are on this earth for some really important reason. And in this podcast that I listened to, the guest said something and it was my aha moment. The guest said that we go through trauma and there's, and that the ultimate way to find your purpose is to use that trauma as a way to serve others. Because everybody goes through some sort of trauma. Everybody is in pain, and if you can take what you do and be a bomb to somebody else, then it's not for nothing that you went through that experience. And I was thinking about my own life story and I've had a lot of traumatic moments and I. I know it's what makes me fight for clients because I wanted to feel when I was down and out, the people who were most important to me, who were those who weren't gonna stay neutral but would stand up and fight. And it's my gift and my curse cuz sometimes I fight too hard and I don't listen. Kristina Supler: And I think it's interesting to think about, you know, it's interesting that you bring up this idea of trauma and purpose, and we're talking about it in the context. Employers on a podcast, but I think that it's so important to think about how a, a job isn't necessarily the ends and means of the, the whole end of your purpose. But a vehicle that allows you to achieve that. And I think what I'm hearing, a common theme among the three of us is that we really enjoy what we do and it helps us look to the greater greater good we can do. Susan Stone: We've got a lot of calls about emotional distress damages. And we had a blow recently with the law in terms of Title IX cases, which is the bulk of what we do. You cannot recover emotional distress damages for a Title IX action. However you recover emotional distress. And we'd love your insight because people are like, I'm so upset. Do they have to go to therapy? And if sending someone to therapy contrived And does there need to be a physical injury attached? Help talk about emotional distress, cuz I must talk about it once a week. What about you, Kristina? Kristina Supler: Well, and everyone we speak to has really suffered and experienced a, a trauma that is impacting their lives in very real ways. And it's hard to say that as a lawyer, oh, sorry. The, the law's not gonna recognize that here. But maybe there are other contexts. So, Brian, what, what are your thoughts on that topic? Brian Kent: Yeah, so it's funny because I always the way that I present call them emotional distress Injuries to a jury is, and it's true. Is that it's a brain injury. And it's, it is a physical injury. It's a brain injury that has happened as a result of trauma. You have a brain injury where somebody hits their head really hard against the car window if they're hit. This is just a different type of brain injury, but doesn't mean it's not as devastating as that scenario. And I, I really get into the neurobiology of the trauma. So what area of the brain is it affecting and how is it manifesting it as a result of that change? And I think we have seen a huge progression over the past couple years in terms of being able to measure this. I mean, there, there are you know, some studies that have been done to to show what happens to the brain when there is abuse and neglect at a young age. And how can you physically see that on something like you know, a CT scan or CAT scan or something like that. And you physically can see change changes in the brain. Not all the time. But there are cells in the brain that change and areas of the brain that there may be deficits as a result of the actual trauma that's occurred. Especially if it's over a, a significant period of time that a jury can look at and say, oh my gosh, like, yeah, clearly there is, there has been this, this trauma that's affected the brain. We've started through organization that I'm involved in Child usa, like we started doing, judicial education of ju like educating the judges on emotional distress and harm and things of that nature. And like when I bring this up and give this presentation on the neurobiology of trauma and, and you just see their eyes like light up and they're like, oh my gosh. And why people are acting the way that they're acting. And, and things of that nature. It just puts it in a different perspective for juries and for people that really don't understand the inside part of what's happening to somebody as opposed to just the outside manifestation of what the injury is. But it's, it's what it is. I always say the outside is the symptomology. The inside is really the injury. And being able to, to show that to a jury from a physical standpoint is super important for them to, to understanding that and being able to appreciate the harm, the level of harm that the trauma caused. I know this Cummings decision was, is, has been to say detrimental would be the understatement of the year. But I also think you know, I think you're gonna see a progression from this emotional distress and really trying to show that this is a physical injury such that you know, it may not be limited by this decision. And, and hopefully utilize what I'm talking about in terms of neurobiology of trauma to, to make that happen. With, with this Supreme Court, it may be a lost cause. But I think that's just one way. I think we're gonna start seeing people trying to get around that. Kristina Supler: That is fascinating. Neurobiology of trauma is, is a phrase that we hear in different contexts and it's, it's interesting. It's confusing in some respects. But let's roll it back to just basics. We have many of our audience members are parents. And for parents who are listening, if they have a student on campus, at school, away from home who's injured in for whatever reason, maybe in a dorm room is assaulted by another student, a sexual assault, perhaps. What, what are some basic steps that you would encourage a student to take to start to document their injuries or think about, you know, what to do next. Susan Stone: I mean, we've done a lot of work educating parents ourselves, and on our website it's kj. We have a lot of tear sheets for students when they're going through a Title IX action. But we really don't touch upon broader issues. Like so in a very broad way, maybe talk about what type of injuries that should be on the radar of parents is something that could lead to a civil suit. And what should be done Brian Kent: Are, and you, when you say parents of children, are you talking about college aged kids or younger kids or, I, Susan Stone: I would say in general, I don't think it should be limited. Kristina Supler: I agree. No, Brian Kent: no. I, I, I agree. I think, well, I let's say first and foremost, like I am amazed, I'm sure you, you are too, with how many cases that we get where there is some sort of yellow flag, red flag leading up to, uh, some sort of abuse or assault that occurs. And I say that because I think when you're talking about younger children and what's it kind of look for? I, I've seen it manifested in a lot of different ways. But you know, you see significant behavioral changes in a child. I will say, like from a physical standpoint, I think the large majority of cases that we get there is no physical evidence of the assault. When I say physical, I mean on the body itself. There are sometimes, um, but I'd say the large majority of times there, there is not that physical aspect. But I, I always think it's, and I know how difficult this is, obviously from personal experience and otherwise, to report when something happens. And whether that means reporting it to law enforcement, reporting it to a school, reporting it to the people that are in the know with regards to taking action, I think it's super important that be the first step. I mean, You guys have kids, so I, I preach to my children all the time that, no matter what it is, like if you come to me and you tell me that something happened, like it's a safe place. Like we're not gonna be angry at you, we're not gonna be upset. We're just gonna try to help. And, um, go from there. And I'm super open with them about sexual abuse, about sexual assault and consent and pornography and things like that. Because I want them to feel safe with coming to me to talk about those really difficult issues. And I think that also needs, from a school standpoint, institutional standpoint, you know, we're kind of hesitant to, to talk about those types of issues. But I think the more transparency there is at the end of the day and the more that students and children know that they are safe if they do come forward about something and that they'll be taken care of and protected the better. But I always say like, the first thing that they should do is at least report it. Now, we have gotten a unfortunately, and I'd love to hear what your perspective is on this from a law enforcement standpoint, we've had a ton of cases over the past couple years where we are really seeing a trend, uh, against, uh, of unless there is some corroborating evidence, they are not really pushing the envelope or arresting or whatever it may be. And that's disheartening for me because I mean, I'm former law enforcement as a, as a former prosecutor and I see cases now where it would be a no-brainer for me to at least put in front of a grand jury, uh, and let them decide as to whether they're gonna be charges. But most of the time I always say, I say, look at something and I say, of course I would charge on this case. And we're seeing more recently like a, you know, sort of trend where that's not happening for some. Have you guys seen that? What's your, been ex been your experience? Susan Stone: Well, I wanna roll a couple things back before I address that. Sure. I think have to set a mindset up in your home that it's okay for your kids to challenge authority respectfully, might I add, without fearing retaliation. My daughter is a junior and I just literally had a situation this week where she had applied to a summer program. And her, uh, teacher was supposed to get in a letter of recommendation. It didn't get in early. My daughter got the email from the institution. We still don't have your letter of recommendation. And my daughter told me early on to intervene. And then we had a conversation later in the day and she said to me, you know, mom, a lot of students wouldn't have gone to their parents to intervene because they'd be really scared. What if I make. Ms. X, Mr. Y. mad at me. And I've really ingrained in my students, students that I represent, and in my own home, don't worry about retaliation. Let's get an issue out early and to build that muscle on things that are not as serious, something that can be fixed. The letter of recommendation suddenly got gone. Or my older daughter, who's now starting grad graduate school, I will never forget this. It was sixth grade. We got a report card and we noticed that the grades were an error. Again, came to me early. We asked the teacher in that grade to recalculate it, and lo and behold, my daughter did earn an A. But that sets the stage for later reporting on the big issues. No one just comes home and says, God forbid this person in a position authority did X to me. You've gotta create a culture of telling, not tattling. And then I'll let Kristina add on about what she's been seeing with reporting with law enforcement, her perspective. Kristina Supler: Well, I just wanna say to first address your point, Susan, and it, it seems to me that some of these smaller matters can help empower students of all ages to feel like they can speak up when something bad happens. Something that they don't wanna happen. And also perhaps, and ideally, be more aware of negative situations and immediately remove themselves. And not feel like, oh, this person is in, you know, this is my teacher, my principal, the priest, whomever has control over me. And I, I can't say, no, that's not okay, and remove myself from the situation. With respect to the issue of law enforcement. You know, I think that Brian, the point you raised is an interesting one cuz I wonder how much of it really is just tied to geography and the different perspective. Because we're not seeing that. Yeah. The different perspectives of the district attorneys and prosecutors and their offices. Because I would say in Ohio, I don't think many defense attorneys, criminal defense attorneys would say sexual assault cases are down. So I don't know. That's interesting. I, and I'd be curious to hear more from others. And also I think that just across the board with respect to college students, what we see is a greater awareness of self-advocacy in general. Susan Stone: And we know Title IX cases are up. If it's anecdotal, we're getting calls every day for help. And what's more interesting on the calls is we're getting calls from more females wanting us to help shepherd them through, as a complainant, we're getting more single sex couples. We're getting more complete diversity in cases that we never saw initial. . Kristina Supler: I think that's right. It's, and actually that's one of the things I love about what we do is that there's always different issues that students come to us with that we help them fight for. Susan Stone: So we're not seeing what you see. But we love your perspective in your part of the woods. Brian Kent: Yeah, I and I j let me speak just on your, when you're talking about the culture aspect of things, you both talked about it. I, I don't know if you're seeing this in, in the especially school cases, like we just filed a case in New Jersey. Where it was so set up for just rampant boundary crossings between students and teachers. And it was it really is for me. It's like I truly believe, and this is I truly believe that you can prevent sexual abuse, sexual assault in the institutional setting if you have the appropriate safeguard setup. And everybody is doing what they're supposed to be doing. Um, I do too. I agree to prevent that from a caring and, and, and I, where you see this happening is one of those two things are lacking or both are lacking. But it's always a cultural sort of issue in, in terms of the institution itself. And what I have seen is it's just set up. If it does happen, it's set up for failure. In, in this case that we just filed over New Jersey. It's teachers, were texting students and there's just a lot of boundary issues. And that are, were, Kristina Supler: it's so funny you say that. Yeah, sorry to interrupt, but I, I recently No, no, go ahead. Had a conversation with someone and, and basically at the heart of the story was a miscommunication that occurred between a teacher and a student. And it was over text. And I, it was a high schooler and I was shocked to, I'm like, A teacher should not be texting a student ever. And it particularly not in high school. I mean, that's just a recipe for disaster. And it's interesting to hear you have that observation in, in the suit. You recently filed boundaries. We talk about boundaries a lot. Every day, every day, every day of our Susan Stone: life we talk to, to preach about boundaries. Let's shift to fraternity, sororities and hazing. Haha. Oh my gosh. We are still defending students of hazing allegations. Sometimes they have a lot of teeth to them. Other times I'm like, stop. Come on. You know? Yeah. I don't think popping a bottle of champagne and spilling it all over the place after kids get their big brothers is hazing. I think it's a celebration. Some acts are hazing. What are you seeing on your front? Brian Kent: So we are, I mean, hazing goes so far beyond just the fraternity sorority level. Like we, we get a lot of these high school cases or even grade school, but high school sports cases, um, Susan Stone: we see those too. Yeah. And actually we think they're worse than the college cases. Brian Kent: A hundred percent. I think they are as ago. Like Mo, most of the high school cases that we've got with athletic teams has been like sexualized in nature. Yes, we've had some mean, yes. Yeah, and I mean, it's straight up abuse. No doubt about it. Sexual abuse, I mean, no doubt about it. We've also had some cases like with military academies and things like that, where similar stuff goes on. But it, again, it always comes back to like, it's the culture. Because it's been allowed to happen over and over again for gener, for, for years and years. But I think Like we talked about boundaries it is difficult to say what, what would be allowed and what, what should not be allowed. Because I, it is kind of a slippery slope. If once you allow certain types of, quote unquote hazing to occur, even if it's somewhat innocent, people may feel more comfortable doing it. More serious hazing if they know that they can get away with it. In the long run, I mean, we've seen everything, you know, the Penn State, like death cases and things like that. Like, we had a, my alma mater, we had a, a fraternity that where somebody had died as a result of alcohol hazing and things of that nature. Susan Stone: Those are the, those are just the worst. Brian Kent: Mm-hmm. . I know they are. I mean, and because it's so easy for it to happen. I mean, I was a, I was in a fraternity at the University of Delaware as well. It is so easy for something like that to just get out of control and happen. But I don't, I have not, I mean, we have, I wanna say where we have seen the majority of our fraternity cases are more sexual assault cases than they have been hazing. We have seen a huge amount of the hazing cases in these high school athletic programs and things of that nature. And that's not to say that they're not happening at the fraternities, cuz they, they definitely still are. I just think that's something that, and for whatever reason we've seen a little bit of a downtick in that regard. But an uptick in the sexual assaults involving fraternities but an uptick when it comes to the hazing stuff at high schools. What are, what are you guys seeing? Kristina Supler: Well, something that we are seeing with greater frequency on, on the hazing front is, I mean, I think traditionally when people hear hazing, they think fraternities, and that's by and large what we've talked about here. But we've handled a growing number of hazing matters involving female sports teams. And so I think that, you know, I'm curious what your experience has been in terms of hazing, sort of being construed as only male students do it because that doesn't necessarily square with some of the cases that we've been contacted about and Susan Stone: Actually, we're seeing a different twist going on in student organizations. We're not seeing a lot of traditional hazing. I, I actually agree with you. I think fraternities are, and sororities are getting very good at watching and monitoring alcohol abuse or use for underage students and really trying very hard to create a collegial atmosphere that does not demean. So hopefully, I mean, we still have those cases, but they're getting less and less. What we are seeing is something totally different. We're seeing that the minute a student has a whiff of being accused of sexual assault before there's any investigation of all, they're canceled and kicked out. That organizations are so scared of getting involved, it's like the person has leprosy. And we're seeing these students get canceled and excluded and you talk about depression and emotional distress. Oh. We've represented students saying, I have no idea who I harmed. I have no idea what it's about. I've just been kicked down Kristina Supler: calling me names and don't know what's driving it whatsoever and being removed from organization after organization. That's a good point, Susan. Cuz we are dealing with a lot of that right now. Brian, legally, if you were, for example, council advising one of these organizations, do you have any thoughts on why these organizations are, the students are, are taking those actions? Do you think the students are receiving advice from a national higher ups on, okay, this is too risky. We don't wanna be, have liability for anything, just put 'em on leave. Susan Stone: I think that's a great question, Kristina. Thanks for posing it. Yep. Brian Kent: I think so. I mean, I, I would imagine that there's somebody advising them that, you know, we, we can't, you know, just based on the allegation alone we can't have anything to do with this person and put them on leave. Do whatever you're gonna do. Because the flip side is so, I'm a plaintiff's lawyer. I have a client that comes in and says, I was sexually assaulted at this fraternity party by this guy. And I find out that she reported it. There's an investigation and the fraternity didn't take any action whatsoever against this person. I'm coming in from a legal standpoint and saying you know, look, they may not have any they may not be vicariously liable, let's say, for his actions. There is a legal theory out there called ratification that if you are put on notice of action that you know you didn't approve of originally, but then you ratify it by not taking any corrective action, then you can be legally responsible for all of those acts that occur. And if I'm advising those institutions, I'm probably telling them that to say if you don't take any sort of action, then we can be responsible for everything that that person did, even if we didn't have notice of it. Even if we didn't have notice that this may, this guy may be a bad guy. Um, but I, I do think that institutions are petrified when anything is anything like that. Any, anything of a sexual nature comes up that they're just trying to take some sort of action that if it does turn into something down the road that they can legitimately say, what else did you want us to do other than what we did in this case? I am super, I'm super curious to hear what your guys' perspective is on this. Are how many of those cases that are coming in where you have the individual that doesn't really know, like what happened, are alcohol related? Susan Stone: We have a couple and there's no alcohol. Kristina Supler: I was gonna say, yeah. Really fewer than you might. Oh wow. Yeah. Yeah. I, I, fewer than you would think. We have a few right now. That are quite serious in terms of what our fallout that our client has endured. And we don't know where the allegation came from. There's, there's nothing that anyone is aware of in terms of substance abuse, whether drugs or alcohol. And the student, as Susan, you know, used the phrase earlier, has essentially been canceled. And they're not allowed to attend any activities. They're not welcome at parties. It's, it's a tough space to be in. Susan Stone: Yeah, it's a tough time. I wanna nerd out on the legal star question. A lot of lawyers will say, ah, I know it's really sad. You've been the vic victim of a crime. And there might have even been a charge or some incarceration. But if you're in victim of an in a crime, wow, there's gonna be no insurance coverage. You shouldn't sue. Do you agree with that? Brian Kent: No, because first and foremost even cases where, so even cases involving an individual perpetrator, so, or an alleged individual perpetrator. So let's say, you know, student A is alleged to have sexually assault, sexually assaulted student B. And let's just leave out any of the institutional aspect of things. That, if that is, and I don't know what Ohio's law is on this, if that is if there is alcohol involved in that, such that it may be an issue of mistaken consent or something along those lines. You know, the pur student a says we were drinking, uh, she didn't tell me no, or something along those. We are getting insurance in those cases because it negates the intentional aspect of it, at least from an insurance standpoint. And then you, you talk about the cases involving the institution. So let's say that that same scenario happened at a fraternity. And the fraternity had served alcohol to student B, which led to her being incapacitated. And then this sexual assault occurred or they, the fraternity of new student A was a bad guy or something along those lines. There's gonna be insurance coverage there for, for that scenario as well. Unless there's some very specific clause on the insurance contract that says, you know, we don't handle, we will not provide any insurance coverage let's say a sexual assault that occurs under your roof. Again, like this is what we do for a living. I mean, we have nine of us here that solely handle sexual assault and abuse cases. And I don't know, maybe for, say for a handful there's almost always been insurance coverage available in those cases. And even in cases involving co in cases involving college students who for purposes of insurance technically are dependents and insureds under their parents' policies still. They will be covered by their homeowners. Now, if there may be, it's something in the homeowners that says, We we're not, covering like criminal acts or something like that. But we have had college assault cases where we have sued the individual perpetrator and gotten coverage under the parents' homeowners. Susan Stone: That's great for the parents if, God forbid, your kids involved. Don't just give up. If one person that you talked to says, ah, forget it. There's always a way with some creative lawyering. I like that message of hope. . Kristina Supler: And on that note, we've covered a lot of ground and territory in our discussion today. We've sort of weaved in and out of broader topics and and more technical legal discussion, I'd like to end by giving you the opportunity, Brian. What message or advice or words of encouragement do you have for sexual abuse survivors and their parents. Brian Kent: So first and foremost, I think, thank you for you guys doing what you do. I think that for survivors it's super important to make sure that if something does happen that you find attorneys that have experience in handling these cases, that will provide you a safe place to, to say what you need to say, and will be an integral part in, in your healing process. And I do believe that what we do in terms of helping people in the civil process is a crucial, important part of the healing process. I mean, you have the criminal case that deals with the criminal perpetrator. But a, as we know most times the abuse or assault happened because of some institutional safety failure. And really the way to, to prevent that from happening again is, is through these civil lawsuits and, and holding these, these other folks accountable as well and, and giving the voice to the victim who has their own attorney in the civil lawsuit to tell their story the way that they wanted to be told. So I think that's important for survivors that they make sure in when they're looking for somebody to, to help them in a civil case, that they find attorneys that have experience and that do these cases for the right reasons and treat, will treat the person the way that they should be treated. I think from my perspective and I can only speak from sort of an attorney, male attorney, but also a, abuse survivor is, and this is something I preach to every group that I speak to, is it is super important for any of the men in your life to ensure that they feel it's okay to be vulnerable and talk about what's going on with them. I really truly believe that if you, if we had different if the majority of the male view out there was different than that toxic male, you gotta win, you gotta fight, you gotta do all this stuff, don't talk about your feelings, yada, yada, yada. But was more, Hey, it's okay to talk about what's going on with you. It's okay to talk about something bad that happened to you. And, and let's talk it, put it on the table. It's gonna be safe, well received, and things of that nature. Like you would see a dramatic decrease in in violence and crime in just a ton of different issues that we have with men. I mean, I, I've worked with sexual predators. Men that have committed sexual, sexually violent acts. I've worked with survivors of sexual abuse. Uh, I've worked with sexual, you know, se guys that have sexual addiction, things of that nature. And like the one common theme is they all have this internal pain that they're dealing with, and they've never been it felt like it was okay to talk about it. Um, instead they, they act out in some sort of way in whatever that manner is. And I just think that if we were to really preach to the men in our life that it's okay to talk about what's going on with you. Be your true, authentic self then you, you would see a, a much better world out there. Um, and I'm not saying that that would not be the case for, for women as well. I can only speak to that from my perspective as sort of a male advocate and survivor. Susan Stone: And we needed that perspective on Real Talk. And we. I know, thank you for being on here. And I cannot wait for the next opportunity to pair up with you and your wonderful team because it just makes practicing law so much more enjoyable. When you get to work with such brilliant attorneys that, uh, you don't normally get to be with, other than you, Kristina, every day of have all day, every day, more than her own family. Kristina Supler: Thanks for joining us, Brian. This was a real treat. Brian Kent: Oh, thank you both for having me. I really appreciate it. It was great.
This week's guest is Dr. Jay Wiles. Dr. Jay is a Clinical Health and Nutritional Psychologist. With his passion for integrative and holistic care, Dr. Jay's goal has stemmed from being able to provide education on the bidirectional relationship between what we eat and our psychological and cognitive performance. In 2021, he took this knowledge even further to create Hanu Health, a tech company designed to help individuals measure the impact of stress, anxiety, and depression on their overall well-being through wearable HRV monitors. This is such a powerful tool to cultivate stress resiliency + optimize performance in a convenient, science-based way. I've been deep into researching the science behind HRV and how to optimize it for a few years now so I am excited to have Dr. Jay on the show to share this plethora of knowledge on this subject. In this episode, we dove into: What HRV is and how to accurately track it Why stress is a crucial biological component to our overall wellness + how to optimize it to your advantage The difference between healthy and unhealthy stress Stress regulation practices to alleviate unhealthy symptoms How cognition contributes to nervous system responses + ways to mentally set yourself up for success This episode is EPIC to learn how you can implement effective tools that will help you feel great, live with vitality + perform at kickass levels. Let us know how this episode impacted you via IG in the comments, DMs + story shares and tag @roxylook + @blackbeltbeauty and @hanuhealth -- we LOVE connecting with you. Are you loving BlackBeltBeauty Radio? We would LOVE your support! Subscribe, share + give our podcast a 5 Star rating and review HERE https://lovethepodcast.com/BlackBeltBeautyRadio My team and I SO appreciate the support! Enjoy! xRx If this episode inspired you to get a HANU wearable so you can start tracking your HRV + gain stronger recovery and overall health, check out Hanu Health HERE and use BLACKBELTBEAUTY to get 20% OFF! STAY CONNECTED WITH ROXY ️ INSTAGRAM: @roxylook @blackbeltbeauty @queendomwarriors ️TWITTER: www.twitter.com/roxylook
The brilliantly creative medical doctor and Enneagram author Saleh Vallender (Sexual 5) indulges me with rapid-fire questions about him and his recent books explaining the neurobiological bases of our Enneagram types and Myers Briggs cognitive functions. Saleh's questions:Where in the world are you at the moment?Where's home?What's a common reason to travel for you?How do you generally spend a long-haul flight?What languages can you speak?Favourite world cuisine?What is the first thing you usually do when you wake up?What's an important habit for you?Have you ever run a marathon?Would you?How do you relax?What are you most grateful for about your upbringing?If there was something you could change about your upbringing, what would it be?What are you most excited to learn more about right now? What stops you from learning everything you want to learn?What did you learn from writing your first book, 72 meditations?Biggest cause of sleeplessness? Did you always want to be a medical doctor?If you weren't a medical doctor, what do you think you'd be doing?Aside from the obvious, what's the most intimate thing you can do with another person?What is a quality that you notice yourself gravitating towards in others?Quality in others you find difficult? What is a quality you like about yourself?Biggest perceived inadequacy? When did you last fall out with someone?Do you think that we need to suffer in order to grow?Which countries did you visit during your break from medical school?What was your favourite place to visit and why?What were you seeking?Did you find what you were looking for?Do you ever get lonely?When do you feel the most alone?What was the last book you read? What's a piece of advice you haven't managed to forget?Do you still think you'll specialise in pain?Name one thing that science doesn't yet understand about pain.Do you think there are correlates between our types and our responses to psychological and physical pain?Describe your own relationship with pain.Who inspires you?When do you feel the most creative?When do you feel the most depressed?When did you last feel stressed?What helps you when you're feeling stressed?Who do you turn to for wise counsel? Describe your writing process The single most important thing you have done for your development?What is something that you want the Enneagram field to understand?What is something you wished the medical field understood?Do you think that correlations exist between our health issues and our types?What was or is your hope in publishing your book, The Enneagram, the Myers-Briggs, and the Brain, which includes your book, the “The Neurobiology of the Enneagram? Do you plan to empirically validate your various hypothesis?What helps you to stay present?What is a day well spent?What makes you angry?What do you tend to criticise yourself for?What do you tend to criticise others for?What do you tend to know about people without them telling you?What don't you usually know?What's one thing other people find normal that you find weird?What is one thing that other people find weird that you find normal?What is one thing that knowing the Enneagram has helped you with?Who in the field of the Enneagram would you like to interview?What are you working on to do with the Enneagram right now?What will you likely say to yourself when you listen back?Saleh's Enneagram books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saleh-Vallander/e/B0BKP3GQX8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1The interview he did with Kara on the Blindspot: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-21-the-neurobiology-of-the-enneagram/id1635625250?i=1000590199491
TWiN explains the finding that immunity to commensal bacteria promotes sensory neuron regeneration via the cytokine interleukin-17A. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Ori Lieberman, Timothy Cheung, and Vivianne Morrison Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server Immunity to the microbiota promotes sensory neuron regeneration (Cell) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your neuroscience questions and comments to email@example.com
This week I'm talking to Dr. Christopher Kerr about his BICs essay 'Experiences of the Dying: Evidence of Survival of Human Consciousness'.Dr Christopher Kerr's book 'Death is But a Dream: Hope and Meaning at Life's End'.Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.BioChristopher Kerr, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris earned his MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology. Dr. Kerr received numerous awards throughout training that recognized his clinical performance, as well as his success as an educator and scientist. Chris's background in research has evolved from bench science toward the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients' dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near-universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning, as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. To date, the research team at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped.This work was the subject of Chris's TEDx Buffalo Talk, which has been viewed approximately 3 million times and has been the subject of reports on BBC and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American Mind, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. It will also be featured in an upcoming Netflix production and a public television documentary film to be released nationally in early 2021. Dr. Kerr's work was also published by Penguin Random House earlier this year in a book called Death Is But a Dream, which is now being released in multiple languages.https://www.amazon.com/Death-But-Dream-Finding-Meaning-ebook/dp/B07SRQC373/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613916946&sr=8-1https://www.drchristopherkerr.com/https://www.pastliveshypnosis.co.uk/https://www.patreon.com/pastlivespodcast
Not As Crazy As You Think Podcast
In the episode, "The A.I. Future is NOW: Job Loss, Adaptation, Immersion, & Reorganizing Human Society (S5, E6)," I share how the AI Future is upon us and there is no stopping it. I cover a spectrum of material from Vernor Vinge's essay "Technological Singularity" to the inaccuracies of Chat GPT 4, to machine learning failing to identify depression based on neurobiology. As lead researcher Nils R. Winter stated, "The fact that we cannot find meaningful (univariate or multivariate) neurobiological differences on the level of the individual for one of the most prevalent mental disorders should give us pause.” I also review some of the hot podcasts right now reviewing AI advancements with the most prominent people in the field, and refer to what the new power systems may look like in a new AI-centric society. As our dependence increases on Generative AI, a lack of critical thinking may grow out of our laziness as addictive behaviors may increase to getting our dopamine fixes. Even totalitarian structures may rise up, while we create a world of the future where less people can pursue their ideal lives. Having been thrown into this timeline as a "natural" willing to champion human purism, as everyone in tech embraces AI without question, I call out to the rest of the people, who will not be transitioning in this transhuman era, to answer the following question: What do we want our society to look like as we brace for the AI impact? References:The AI in Business Podcast: "Generative AI and Future Rewards Systems" Series https://open.spotify.com/show/4gD9xiYU9iC24vnjUx1PTg?si=f2cc61da1cea479cInterview on the Lex Fridman Podcast with CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman: https://youtu.be/L_Guz73e6fwArticle: "Machine Learning Fails to Identify Depression Based on Neurobiology" by Peter Simons -March 13, 2023: https://www.madinamerica.com/2023/03/machine-learning-fails-to-identify-depression-based-on-neurobiology/#machinelearning #GenerativeAI #singularity #depression #neuroscience #samaltman #lexfridman #madinamerica #mentalillness #OpenAI #ChatGPTPlease visit my website at: http://www.notascrazyasyouthink.com/Don't forget to subscribe to the Not As Crazy As You Think YouTube channel @SicilianoJenConnect:Instagram: @ jengaita LinkedIn: @ jensicilianoTwitter: @ jsiciliano
Noggin - The Simple Psychology Podcast
Family curses? Paris is the capital of France? Naps? Today we discuss how sleep affects declarative and motor memory. References: Walker, M. P., Brakefield, T., Morgan, A., Hobson, J. A., & Stickgold, R. (2002). Practice with sleep makes perfect: sleep-dependent motor skill learning. Neuron, 35(1), 205-211. Tucker, M. A., Hirota, Y., Wamsley, E. J., Lau, H., Chaklader, A., & Fishbein, W. (2006). A daytime nap containing solely non-REM sleep enhances declarative but not procedural memory. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 86(2), 241-247. Nishida, M., & Walker, M. P. (2007). Daytime naps, motor memory consolidation and regionally specific sleep spindles. PloS one, 2(4), e341. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/noggin-psychologypodcast/message
Study Motivation by Motivation2Study
With the help of Neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Huberman, you will NEVER lose motivation again! In this episode, Dr. Andrew Huberman, explains the secret to staying motivated and reaching your goals! Special thanks to Lewis Howes & Impact Theory for letting us use their interviews.Impact Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42k9vH3OXI0&t=386sLewis Howes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ges5AdZIv_s&t=0sSpeakers:Dr. Andrew HubermanAndrew D. Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine who has made many contributions to the brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair fields.Follow Dr. Huberman:Website: https://hubermanlab.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hubermanlabMusic:Scott Buckley Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode Dr. Daniel Correa sits down with Dr. Craig Stark, professor at the University of California, Irvine's Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, to learn more about memory. Dr. Stark shares the basics of how memory works and tips to maximize your brain's memory capability. Dr. Stark also discusses memory habits everyone can incorporate into their own lives. We want to hear from you! Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast? Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206, or email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org. Additional Resources: https://www.brainandlife.org/podcast/marilu-henner-and-the-mysteries-of-memory https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/how-gaming-may-boost-memory Social Media: Guest: Dr. Craig Stark @Craig__Stark (twitter) Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD
Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Dr. Joshua Grill, PhD, is a professor at UC Irvine in the departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Neurobiology and Behavior, as well as the director of UCI MIND. Dr. Grill joins Steve to discuss risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, steps people can take to lower their risk and the promising investigational therapies. He also cautions listeners about the prevalence of pseudomedicine for dementia.
Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast
Dr. Emeran Mayer is a Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist, and Distinguished Research Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Today he discusses bidirectional communication within the brain-gut microbiome system. The data Dr. Mayer presents is critical to understanding how the gut and the brain are interconnected. He shares information about the proper lifestyle to produce healthy communication between the brain and the gut. IN THIS EPISODE: [01:38] Dr. Mayer explains why he wrote his first book and what he learned from being a first-time author [04:08] The medical community is gradually changing how it views the body and the brain. There are definite connections between emotional well-being and physical health [06:00] Dr. Mayer explains the bidirectional connections between the brain and the gut [08:20] Western medicine has taken one view, but ancient healing systems have always viewed the gut as the place diseases start [13:24] When the environment in our gut changes, chemicals provide feedback to the brain. [17:52] Several different therapies are being developed. An example is nutritional psychiatry [21:41] Dr. Mayer leaves us with his prescription for a healthier gut through diet and exercise KEY TAKEAWAYS: The gut has a substantial role in our overall health. There are direct links between the gut and the brain. Eating a plant-based diet, vigorous exercise, interrupting a sedentary lifestyle during the day, and meditation is vital to longevity. Holistic medicine has been on the right track by examining our gut's role in overall wellness. RESOURCES: Beyond the Balance Sheet Website Dr. Emeran Mayer - Website Dr. Emeran Mayer - Newsletter BIOGRAPHY: Emeran A Mayer is a Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist, and Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Executive Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Resilience at UCLA and Founding Director of the Goodman Luskin Microbiome Center at UCLA. He is one of the pioneers and leading researchers in bidirectional communication within the brain-gut microbiome system with wide-ranging applications in intestinal and brain disorders. Dr. Mayer has published 410 scientific papers, co-edited three books, published the best-selling The Mind-Gut Connection book in 2016 and the Gut Immune Connection book in June 2021, and is currently working on a PBS documentary about the mind-gut connection. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 David McLean award from the American Psychosomatic Society and the 2017 Ismar Boas Medal from the German Society of Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases.