If I told you there was one free thing you could do every day to set the stage for better sleep and neurological, immune, and metabolic health, would you do it?
It’s this simple: expose your eyes to natural daylight first thing in the morning. The eyes are actually a part of our brain that are participating out in the world to help us regulate our internal rhythms and genetic expression. Using them to take advantage of light is a powerful way to boost our well-being.
In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrew Huberman to talk about vision and its impact on the brain and our biology, as well as how disruptions to our circadian rhythm affect our health and the important role that light, and specifically sunlight, plays in keeping our body in sync.
Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage.
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here.
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