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THE NEURONFIRE PODCAST

Dr. David Bach interviews the world’s leading neuroscientists and elite performers, providing you with actionable, scientifically-sound solutions to optimize your performance.

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Mar 2017


BY Vivienne Ming, PhD

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The Power of Big Data with Dr. Vivienne Ming

Named one of Inc. Magazine’s “10 Women to Watch in Tech,” Dr. Vivienne Ming is an accomplished neuroscientist, businesswoman, and humanitarian. Dr. Ming shares insights into how big data and the emerging field of computational neuroscience are helping us discover compelling approaches to human performance.

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Feb 2017


BY Mikey Siegel

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Hacking Consciousness: How to Leverage Technology to Achieve Inner Peace

Can technology be used to help us realize a profound sense of peace and well-being? That’s the question that Mikey Siegel, a massively intelligent and accomplished graduate of the MIT Media Lab, and a serial entrepreneur, has become obsessed with. Mikey is determined to learn how technology can make us not only more efficient but also more content. In this broad-ranging discussion, Mikey covers topics ranging from: how technology can dramatically accelerate the journey toward...

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Feb 2017


BY Jessa Gamble

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Can We Replace Conventional Sleep? With Jessa Gamble

Renowned science journalist and sleep expert Jessa Gamble has spent much of her professional life studying the science of sleep. Do we really need to spend a third of our lives sleeping? How do we work with our circadian rhythms to maximize alertness, especially when experiencing jet lag? What new technologies can we use to optimize our alertness when we don’t have enough time for a full night’s sleep? These are some of the questions...

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Feb 2017


BY Arne Dietrich, PhD

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Creativity with Dr. Arne Dietrich

Dr. Arne Dietrich is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the American University of Beirut.  His research focuses on human experience, specifically consciousness and creativity. In this episode, Dr. Bach and Dr. Dietrich discuss the science behind the flow state and how to achieve it.

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Jan 2017


BY David Bach, MD

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High Performance with Dr. Andy Walshe

As the Director of the High Performance Global Athlete Program at Red Bull, Dr. Andy Walshe knows what it takes to achieve peak performance. After 20 years experience working with the world’s most talented individuals, earning a PhD in applied biomechanics, and leading the Red Bull Stratos Jump, Dr. Walshe is a leading authority in his field. In this episode Dr. Bach and Dr. Walshe discuss how to “demystify talent” and optimize human...

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