How to Increase Motivation & Drive

Huberman Lab Podcast Episode 12 Title Card

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This episode explains the science of motivation and drive. Dr. Huberman describes how dopamine, a chemical we all make in our brain, underlies our desire for and pursuit of our goals, as well as our capacity to move and experience pleasure. He describes how we can leverage specific behaviors, reward schedules and dopamine-prolactin balance to help ensure we can maintain motivation and capacity for pleasure over the long term. He also discusses dopamine in the context of ADHD, craving and addiction, and some absolutely amazing results about specificity of drug effects based purely on belief.