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Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more. Enjoy the podcast? Then please support the show and help keep us on the air by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/kickassnews. Another way you can support the show is to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review on iTunes to help keep us ranking strong on the top podcasts charts. For more information visit www.kickassnews.com. Thanks for listening!
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Sep 3, 2020

Dr. David Eagleman is creator/host of PBS's The Brain, a professor of neuroscience at Stanford University, and CEO/founder of Neosensory, a company that builds the next generation of neuroscience hardware.  He overturns science's traditional understand of brain plasticity and explains how the mind is able to constantly adapt to suit different circumstances.  He shares how a child can still function with half his brain missing, how babies start modeling the world from the moment they are born, and what happens if babies are deprived of that opportunity in their first months and years.  David also discusses why our 16-year-old self and our 40-year-old self are like entirely different people, why we lose brain plasticity as we age, but how areas of the brain age at different rates.  He reveals what neuroscience can contribute to criminal law, how his company NeoSensory is able to help deaf people hear through their skin, and how Elon Musk’s Neuralink technology may help overcome other injuries, but probably won’t turn you into a super-intelligent cyborg.  Plus David talks about what it’s like to be a science consultant for HBO’s Westworld.

Order David Eagleman's book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain on Amazon, Audible, or wherever books are sold.  Follow David at eagleman.com or on Twitter at @davideagleman.  Today's podcast was sponsored by V-Thrive, the Vitamin Shoppe brand of quality vitamins, supplements, & more.  Learn more/order at www.vitaminshoppe.com/PODCAST or visit The Vitamin Shoppe store near you.

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Nov 25, 2016

My guest today is Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and author of the new best-seller THE SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE ONE NIGHT AT A TIME. She talks about America's dangerous sleep crisis and how our culture of ambition discourages us from getting a proper night's sleep. But she says we've got it all wrong. In fact, sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer.

She'll discuss the research that shows how sleep deprivation has a negative effect on our physical and mental health, our brain function, our job performance, our relationships, and our overall happiness. She'll reveal what actually goes on with our body and mind while we're sleeping, she'll discuss her personal sleep ritual and 12 tips for getting a better night's rest.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, order THE SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE ONE NIGHT AT A TIME on Amazon or download the audiobook for free through a special trial offer just for our listeners at www.audibletrial.com/kickassnews. You can follow Arianna Huffington at www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna or on Twitter at @ariannahuff.

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