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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.


#83: The Maverick of Brain Optimization

June 22nd, 2015

Episode 114 of 395 episodes

"My lab is interested in pursuing how we can enhance cognition to improve quality of life." -Adam Gazzaley Dr. Adam Gazzaley(@adamgazz) obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, then postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is now the director of the Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory. His recent studies go far beyond mere description —he and his lab are exploring neuroplasticity and how we can optimize cognitive abilities, even in healthy adults. So, what happens when you combine cognitive-focused videogames with neurofeedback, magnetic and electrical stimulation, and even performance-enhancing drugs?Well, that’s just one of many things we cover in this conversation. As someone with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease on both sides of my family, I find Adam's work to be of incredible importance and promise. I hope this discussion blows your mind, in the best way possible. Enjoy! Show notes, links, and resources can be found atfourhourworkweek.com/podcast This podcast is brought to you by a new sponsor,LegalZoom.Matt Mullenweg (CEO of Automattic - now worth more than a billion dollars) first incorporated his company onLegalZoom. LegalZoom, which I've used myself, can help youwith almost anything legal, includingsetting up a will, doing a propertrademark search, forming an LLC, setting up a non-profit, or findingsimple cease-and-desist letter templates.LegalZoomis not a law firm, but they do have a network of independent attorneys available in most states. They can give you advice on the best way to get started, provide contract review, and otherwise help you run your business.Use the code "Tim" at checkout to get $10 off your next order.Take a gander at everything you can get for a fraction of what you'd expect --LegalZoom.com This podcast is also brought to you by99Designs,the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs torapid prototype the coverforThe 4-Hour Body?Here are some of the impressive results. Click this linkand get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run.. Thanks for listening!