Podcast #78 Dr. Aaron Blaisdell on Animal Studies, Human Happiness and the Effects of Stress on the Brain

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Aaron Blaisdell on Stress and the Brain - Not Just PaleoToday's Guest

Dr. Aaron Blaisdell received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook; an M.A. in Biological Anthropology from Kent State University; and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience focus) from SUNY Binghamton. He then spent two years as a Postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at Tufts University and became a professor of Psychology at UCLA in 2001. Dr. Blaisdell is Currently Associate Professor with tenure at UCLA and is a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute. He is also currently President of the International Society for Comparative Psychology and of the Ancestral Health Society!

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Today we discuss

  • What's it like working alongside chimps? Are they really THAT strong!?
  • Is our modern life helping us in terms of happiness?
  • Why are people so miserable?
  • What's stress and unhappiness doing to our brains?
  • How to we separate ourselves from stress?
  • Updates on REM Rehab

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