Dave Asprey & Daniel Amen , The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey

Happiness Starts with Your Brain Type – Dr. Daniel Amen

25 Feb 2022 • 81 min • EN
81 min
No file found

WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Hydrate with Electrolytes: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE, get a free LMNT Sample Pack with 8 single-serving packets for the cost of shipping ($5 for U.S. customers)  Strengthen Your Back, Align Your Spine: https://bodyaline.com, use code DAVE100 to save $100 Fix Your Feet: https://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/daveasprey, use code ASPREY20 to get 20% off your first order and access to the VHealth Barefoot Movement online courses IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... “Americans are the unhappiest they have been since the Great Depression,” says Dr. Daniel Amen. But he’s determined to change that.  He’s a physician and double board-certified psychiatrist who looks at happiness as a brain function. After studying more than 200,000 brain scans of people from 155 countries, Dr. Daniel Amen discovered five primary brain types and seven neuroscience secrets that influence happiness. “I wanted to spend my time and energy and research on happiness because, ultimately... happiness is a moral obligation because of how you impact other people,” Dr. Amen says. “The big central point [is] the brain is the organ of happiness, and if your brain is not healthy, you are not likely to be happy.” What makes you happy? The answer lies in knowing your specific brain type and how it’s being influenced by seven specific chemicals. Happiness originates in distinct brain regions: pleasure in the orbitofrontal cortex; motivation and habit formation in the basal ganglia; and mood and cognitive flexibility in the brain stem. You may be one or a combination of these five primary brain types: (take this brain assessment to find out yours) Balanced: you have a very healthy brain Spontaneous: you have low dopamine Persistent: you’re often worried, rigid, and inflexible Sensitive: you need other people and isolation is hard Cautious: your GABA levels are low Learn more about brain types and what actually boosts your happiness according to neuroscience in Dr. Amen’s book, "You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type.” “Happiness comes from moving your life forward toward your life goals with meaning and purpose, based on your values, despite whatever obstacles are in your way,” Dr. Amen says. “A happy life doesn’t focus on the past with regret or look to the future with fear.”   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

From "The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey"

Listen on your iPhone

Download our iOS app and listen to interviews anywhere. Enjoy all of the listener functions in one slick package. Why not give it a try?

App Store Logo
application screenshot

Popular categories