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The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation


The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation

#79: Apkar V. Apkarian, PhD - Pain & Placebo

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Apkar V. Apkarian, PhD is a professor of physiology, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

He has been studying pain for more than two decades and is a pioneer in the use of fMRI to study the neurochemistry of the brain. Dr. Apkarian's research has increasingly focused on chronic pain, including the strategic use of placebo treatment.

In this episode, we discuss the placebo effect, how pain works in the brain, and susceptibility to chronic pain and placebo response.

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#78: James Cooke, PhD - Neuroscience, Consciousness & Nonduality

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Dr. James Cooke is a neuroscientist, writer and speaker, focused on consciousness, meditation, psychedelic states, and science.

He studied Experimental Psychology and completed his PhD in Neuroscience at Oxford University.

He holds research positions at University College London and Trinity College Dublin where he investigates how the brain creates our experience of the world.

In this episode, we dive into the concept of nonduality, why our brains construct an ego, the nature of consciousness, psychedelic states and much more.

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#77: Shauna Shapiro, PhD - The Science of Compassion

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and an expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She has spent two decades studying the benefits of mindfulness and compassion. Her TEDx Talk on this topic has been viewed over 2 million times.

Dr. Shapiro is a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. She's published over 150 journal articles and 3 books. Her most recent book is Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.

We dive into the science supporting self-compassion, the exciting overlap between modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom, where the mindfulness movement might be headed, and much more.

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#76: Elliot Roe - Peak Performance Mindset

Tue, 31 Aug 2021

Elliot Roe is a leading expert in mindset optimization for high performers.

In just the last 3 years his poker clients have won over $150,000,000 and nearly every major tournament title, including the World Series of Poker Main Event. His clientele also includes Olympic medalists, UFC Champions, Hollywood actors, business executives, and Wall Street traders.

He also Co-Founded the mobile mindset app Primed Mind and hosts the A-Game Advantage Podcast. Elliot holds a graduate degree in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

We discuss his work with the world's top poker players and other mental peak performers, the psychology of hypnotherapy, and his advice for forming your own optimal mindset.

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#75: Massimo Pigliucci, PhD - The Stoic Philosophy

Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Dr. Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and one of the most influential modern Stoics.

He's published several books including How to Be a Stoic, Nonsense on Stilts, and A Field Guide to a Happy Life. Professor Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and also a PhD in Philosophy.

We go in-depth on Stoicism, what it is, and how to apply it in everyday life.

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