Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone that plays a crucial role in our body's response to stress and exercise. Here are the most relevant clips from the Huberman Lab podcast on this topic:
- "Epinephrine and Energy" (#80): This clip explains how epinephrine increases energy and wakes up neural circuits in the brain, affecting the size of our pupils and the alertness of our eyes.
- "The Mental Game" (#23): This clip discusses how the locus coeruleus releases epinephrine, which acts as a readiness signal, and how manipulating the visual environment can trick subjects into thinking their effort is futile.
- "Breathing for Immunity" (#44): This clip explains how a specific pattern of breathing can activate the immune system by releasing epinephrine, reducing inflammation, and combating infection.
Understanding the role of epinephrine in our body can help us optimize our health and performance.