While you might not exactly understand how your toaster works, you’re not threatened by this. Because you can honestly tell yourself, “Hey, if I ever put my mind to it, intellectual mastery of my toaster is my biological birthright.” And off you proudly go.
In Episode #31, Jason Sada discusses the analysis and training methods employed by Axon Sports to condition the “athletic brain” of elite athletes from around the world. Jason is President of Axon Sports, a cognitive sports training lab that utilizes the latest neuroscience and sports research to built custom cognitive training programs for individual athletes […]
I was telling my body I was willing to totally starve it of REM sleep, inviting radically reduced mental performance and the associated physical risks, and I would run it into the ground unless it gave me what I wanted — REM sleep front-loaded at the beginning of my sleep-cycles, rather than 75+ minutes deep in them.
It was a confrontation where, quite literally, I dared not blink.
Jesse gets into details on neurofeedback and attention disorders with cognitive scientist and UCLA Ph.D. Dr. Andrew Hill. They discuss using neurofeedback to improve mental performance, mindfulness and executive function as well as its implications for those with attention disorders and others who are looking to get a mental edge.