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Making Complex Science Easy

by Annika Urban

Learning more about our brains has been a trending topic of research and media in the past few years. Dr. Andrew Huberman, a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine, breaks down some of the newest discoveries in health and neuroscience in his weekly podcast, Huberman Lab. 

In addition to explaining complicated research and findings in an easily digestible way, Huberman also helps people understand and translate this information into their daily lives. He values the importance of scientific communication and takes the time in his podcasts to break down evidence and scientific detail for an engaging listening experience. 

Many of his episodes also feature special guests. The most recent episode, which featured Dr. Elissa Epel, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, talked about stress. In this episode, Epel and Huberman discuss the mind-body connection in the context of stress, and how we can shape our own relationship with stress. Other episodes from the Huberman Lab include discussions on intrusive thoughts, psychedelics for mental health, improving sleep, and using caffeine to improve mental and physical performance. 

Part of Huberman’s goal with the podcast is to make scientific information easily accessible and applicable to people’s lives, empowering them to make positive health-related changes. Huberman has published his lab’s research in a number of notable scientific journals and is a regular member of several National Institutes of Health review panels and a Fellow of the McKnight Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Listen to the Huberman Lab podcast here.