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Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations that will make you THINK every Monday.

 

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Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Hayley Teasdale is the new Lead Scientist over at Halo Neuroscience. Halo developed a headset (Halo Sport 2) that applies a small electric current (a method specifically known as transcranial direct current stimulation) to the part of the brain that controls movement, activating neurons so they fire more often when you train. The more neurons fire, together, the faster pathways are built in your brain.

Prior to joining Halo, Dr. Teasdale came from a research background focused on non-invasive brain stimulation and motor control in Parkinson's Disease, with a particular angle on training proprioception and balance in order to prevent falls.

In this episode, Geoff and Dr. Teasdale discuss...

  • The importance of proprioception, which is the sense of self-movement and body position. It is sometimes described as the "sixth sense". As modern society evolved, have humans (at some level) lost their ability to truly tap into this sense?
  • How does brain stimulation work mechanistically? What literature supports positive outcomes using transcranial direct stimulation? What are the pros and cons of TDCS, along with other forms of brain stimulation?
  • The ever-evolving brain and how neuroplasticity evolves as we age, train, and learn.

Save $75 off Halo Sport 2 by following this link: gethalosport.com/hvmn or use code "HVMN2020" at checkout.

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