Six months ago, I visited the Peak Brain Institute in Los Angeles, California for a special type of advanced brain scan and brain mapping system called a quantified electroencephalography, or “QEEG”…
…and I was shocked at what they discovered in my brain.
Dr. Andrew Hill, who oversaw the test and who you may remember from my podcasts “Can Weed Really Shrink Your Brain” and “The Little Known Truth About Smart Drugs And Nootropics” (and who you also may have seen on The Joe Rogan Experience, the Smart Drug Smarts show and beyond) discovered some pretty severe patterns of excess stressful beta waves, excess theta waves, and excess delta waves in my brain.
What's that mean?
Basically, this suggests that I have had some history of concussions and traumatic brain injury (which I indeed have had, in everything from football to mountain biking to kickboxing), as well as built-up deficits of attention, increased distractibility, limited sleep potential and less-than-optimal cognitive performance from life, travel, toxins, head injuries and beyond. Dr. Hill actually explored much of this in a follow-up article he wrote after my scan, entitled “How To Increase Your IQ, Decrease Your Distractibility, Create Better Sleep, Enhance Cognitive Performance & Maximize Your Ability To Enter The Zone.”
After that initial scan, I hopped on a plane to LA, and went back to the Peak Brain Institute for three days of intensive training to fix my brain, and then I returned from LA with a tiny suitcase full of every piece of neurofeedback technology necessary to transform and rewire my brain.
In today's episode with Dr. Andrew Hill, who is one the leading neurofeedback practitioners and peak brain performance coaches in the country, a UCLA trained cognitive neuroscientist, lecturer, entrepreneur, avid biohacker, and host of the soon-to-be released podcast – Head First With Dr. Hill (stay tuned as one of the first episodes is with yours truly)…
….you're going to discover exactly what happened to my brain over my 4 months of over 60 sessions of neurofeedback training, how this method of brain fixing blows any other form of electrical brain stimulation out of the water, and how I felt while going through what is essentially like “meditation on steroids”.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-What Andrew discovered on my initial brain scan…[9:25]
-How I was able to engage in neurofeedback while simultaneously watching Shark Tank…[14:10]
-The difference between a “one channel” design and “two channel” design when it comes to how much you're asking of your brain…[25:50]
-How you can be “doing other things”, like typing, and still also at the same time doing neurofeedback and training your brain…[31:00]
-One of Andrew's favorite “kitchen sink” neurofeedback protocols for sleeping like a baby, improving mood, and increasing focus…[33:00]
-How to use neurofeedback to reset alcohol and marijuana tolerance with just one single session…[42:20]
-The shocking results of the second scan that Andrew and I did…[50:15]
-And much more!
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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Andrew Hill or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.