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The FitMind Podcast: Mental Fitness, Neuroscience & Psychology


Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Sidarta Ribeiro is an award-winning neuroscientist, author, and Founder of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, where he is also a professor of neuroscience.

In this episode, we discuss how dreams have influenced human evolution, the connection between sleep and learning, and how to cultivate a rich dream life.

He gives his top tips for how to get a better night’s sleep and stresses the importance of sharing our dreams with others.

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Show Notes

0:00 | Introduction to Sidarta Ribeiro, PhD

3:09 | History of Sleep and Dreams

5:56 | Problem with Not Paying Attention to Dreams

7:27 | Purpose of Dreams

13:45 | How Sleep Made Humans a Dominate Species

22:17 | How to Cultivate a Dream Life

27:38 | Interpreting Meaning of Dreams

36:23 | Collective Dreams Have Changed During Covid

37:48 | Sleep Tips - How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

41:43 | Are Naps Good?

42:55 | Connection Between Sleep, Memory and Learning

46:13 | Too Much Sleep?

49:51 | Rapid Fire Questions