How to Learn Faster by Using Failures, Movement & Balance | Episode 7

02.15.2021 - By Huberman Lab

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In this episode I discuss how we can use specific types of behavior to change our brain, both for sake of learning the movements themselves and for allowing us to learn non-movement based information as well. I describe the key role that errors plays in triggering our brains to change and how the vestibular (balance) system can activate and amplify neuroplasticity. As always, I cover science, and science-based practical tools. Thank you in advance for your questions and for your interest in science! Thank you to our sponsors: Headspace - http://headspace.com/specialoffer Athletic Greens - http://athleticgreens.com/huberman Madefor - https://getmadefor.com/ -- code: Huberman Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman Timestamps below. 00:00:00: Introduction 00:06:20: Nerves and Muscles 00:12:00: Exercise alone won’t change your brain 00:12:58: Behavior will change your brain 00:13:30: Remembering the wrong things 00:15:00: Behavior as the gate to plasticity 00:15:45: Types of Plasticity 00:17:32: Errors Not Flow Trigger Plasticity 00:21:30: Mechanisms of Plasticity 00:22:30: What to learn when you are young 00:23:50: Alignment of your brain maps: neuron sandwiches 00:26:00: Wearing Prisms On Your Face 00:29:10: The KEY Trigger Plasticity 00:32:20: Frustration Is the Feeling to Follow (Further into Learning) 00:33:10: Incremental Learning 00:35:30: Huberman Free Throws 00:38:50: Failure Specificity Triggers Specific Plastic Changes 00:40:20: Triggering Rapid, Massive Plasticity Made Possible 00:43:25: Addiction 00:45:25: An Example of Ultradian-Incremental Learning 00:49:42: Bad Events 00:51:55: Surprise! 00:52:00: Making Dopamine Work For You (Not The Other Way Around) 00:53:20: HOW to release dopamine 00:55:00: (Mental) Performance Enhancing Drugs 00:56:00: Timing Your Learning 00:57:36: (Chem)Trails of Neuroplasticity 00:58:57: The Three Key Levers To Accelerate Plasticity 00:59:15: Limbic Friction: Finding Clear, Calm and Focused 01:04:25: The First Question To Ask Yourself Before Learning 01:05:00: Balance 01:07:45: Cerebellum 01:10:00: Flow States Are Not The Path To Learning 01:11:18: Novelty and Instability Are Key 01:14:55: How to Arrive At Learning 01:15:45: The Other Reason Kids Learn Faster Than Adults 01:19:25: Learning French and Other Things Faster 01:22:00: Yoga versus Science 01:32:00: Closing Remarks Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed. [Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac https://www.blabacphoto.com/]

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