The thoughts and emotions produced by your brain have immense power.
Negative thoughts, such as “I’m not worthy,” will drain your energy, lower your confidence, and even weaken your immune system. And when these thoughts are repetitive you may see physical changes as well, such as weight gain, soreness and aches (from stress tension), and other ailments.
The good news is that positive thinking has an opposite (and equally powerful effect). When you think good thoughts, such as “I am worthy,” then you will have more energy, a greater sense of confidence, and your immune system can even strengthen as well!
Now, you may be thinking — that sounds nice, but what about the science behind those claims? How can thoughts really affect your body? How can changing how you think transform your life for the better?
I’m glad you asked – today, I’m sharing Part Two of my wonderful interview with neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman. Our Part One conversation about stress and unlocking your mind’s potential was enlightening, and today’s episode is equally inspiring and informative!
Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University who runs the Huberman Lab, which studies how the brain functions, how it changes through experiences, and how to repair the brain after injury or disease. In his career, Andrew has made many important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration, and repair.
He’s received numerous awards and recognitions for his research and publications, including the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award, the Biomedical Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Cogan Award for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
In addition to being a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford University, Dr. Andrew is a brilliant neuroscientist and teacher — he excellently explains complicated concepts in a way that everyday people can understand them and use neuroscience to improve their lives!
Andrew’s goal is to understand how the brain allows us to sense, evaluate, and respond to the world around us. He’s actively working on methods to re-wire and repair eye-to-brain connections for people who suffer from blinding diseases, as well as investigating emotions and how they drive human behavior.
Today, we’re discussing the science behind positive thinking, how much dopamine we should have each day, and how to set goals for ourselves that we can actually achieve! You don’t want to miss this!
Join me on Episode 1,073 to learn about the science of positive thinking and how to control your mind with Dr. Andrew Huberman!