Host of the Huberman Lab Podcast, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Ph.D. (@HubermanLab) is a Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine. His lab focuses on neural regeneration, neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance.
In the Power of Play: Huberman Podcast Episode #58 listeners will learn about the transformative nature of play—how it changes feelings, thoughts and actions and indeed, how it can rewire our brain to function better in all contexts.
“I explain the role of play in childhood, as well as adulthood in skill and social development and describe key characteristics of the mind and body during play. Additionally, I explore how play allows the brain to test contingencies in different roles/environments. Throughout, I discuss the underlying neurobiology of play. I also describe how low-stakes play, and tinkering can broaden and shape your future capabilities. Finally, I discuss how our childhood ‘personal play identity’ informs our adult personality. Throughout the episode, I use the science of play to outline recommendations for using play as a means to enhance neuroplasticity and explore novel situations, regardless of age.”
In addition to the podcast, Sport3 followers may also be interested in reading the accompanying blog: Using Play to Rewire & Improve Your Brain.