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The FitMind Podcast: Mental Fitness, Neuroscience & Psychology

May 17, 2022

Nick Littlehales has been an elite sport recovery coach for nearly a quarter-century and is the bestselling author of Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind.

On this episode, we uncover the common myths and misunderstandings about sleep. We also discuss the...


Apr 19, 2022

Donald Hoffman, PhD is a cognitive scientist and author of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes.

He is currently a professor at UC Irvine, where he studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology.

On this episode, we “take the red pill” and hear Dr....


Mar 15, 2022

Andrew Holecek is an author and meditation teacher with decades of intensive practice experience, including a 3-year silent retreat in the Tibetan tradition.

Andrew’s work combines ancient wisdom with modern science.

We discuss the insights gained from his lengthy silent retreat, the 2 vectors of enlightenment, how...


Feb 15, 2022

Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD is a Brazilian neuroscientist and physician famous for his pioneering work in the field of brain-machine interface (BMI) technology.

Dr. Nicolelis’s extensive research with brain-machine interfaces blurs the lines between real life and science fiction. 

In the episode, we discuss...


Jan 18, 2022

Edward Slingerland, PhD, is a Professor of Philosophy and Associate Member in the Asian Studies and Psychology Departments at the University of British Columbia. He's an expert on the cognitive science of ancient philosophies.

On this episode, we discuss the science of ancient concepts like Wu Wei (”effortless...