Topics Discussed: Fear, Virtual reality, Claustrophobia, Skydiving, Overcoming fears, Optimal performance, Deep work, Psychedelics, Deep work, Everything in the brain is an abstraction, Human vision system, Neuralink, Science of consciousness, David Goggins, Science communication, Man’s Search for Meaning.

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Andrew Huberman

Andrew Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine who has made contributions to the brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair fields. Much of his work is focused on the visual system, including the mechanisms controlling light-mediated activation of the circadian and autonomic arousal centers in the brain, as well as brain control over conscious vision or sight. Huberman has been credited with coining the term "Non-Sleep Deep Rest" (NSDR), referring to practices that place the brain and body into shallow sleep to accelerate neuroplasticity and help offset mental and physical fatigue.

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