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||CleanFoundations of CNS Resilience||In this episode Julian Saad and Dr. John Sullivan define and discuss CNS Resilience. This episode identifies the neurophysiological implications of readiness and adaptation in the context of human performance, and draws links between resilience and...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHormesis:The Biphasic Dose Response||Many say, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." While this is not necessarily true, there is some truth when we consider how stimuli that are inherently toxic or harmful can strengthen our resilience. This principle is the driver of...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrain Health Vs. Mental Health: An Intro to Neurodiversity||Why must we distinguish brain health from mental health? In this episode, Julian and John discuss the importance of brain health assessments when modeling group and individual long term development. Neurodiversity exists and we must not neglect it!||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Synergy' Yields the Evolution of Human High Performance||In this episode Julian Saad and Dr. John Sullivan discuss the synergistic nature of the PROCESS wheel. Human performance is never independent of the human brain. The human brain's processes are multifactorial and linear! Todays episode covers the...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssessment, Prevention, Performance - The Future of Elite Sport Models||Happy New Year BAW Listeners! This episode kicks off the 2017 schedule at the Brain Always Wins. In this episode, Julian and Dr. Sullivan talk about the future of elite sport models and the importance of brain health processes for high performance...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Second Brain?||Your brain is incredibly efficient. Throughout evolution, our other internal systems developed in concert with our brain. Research is starting to uncover breaking findings on the gut-brain axis that force us to reconsider how we understand the gut...||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Friday on your mind? Marketing is on your brain!||In this episode Julian and Dr. Sullivan discuss the importance of scientific literacy in a world of marketing. While you might assume marketing is just about advertisements and products, the duo discuss how misleading words, ill-defined terms, and...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraining Decision Making: Confidence, Emotions, and Pattern Recognition||In this episode, Julian and Dr. Sullivan engage their first FAQ Applied Training Discussion. Today's topic is "How do we train decision-making?" The duo engage a discussion on the process of decision-making, and the variables that influence our...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMicroexpressions "Trump" Words: The Brain Behind Socialization, The Election 2016, & Leadership||In this episode Julian Saad and Dr. John Sullivan discuss the last individual variable in the P.R.O.C.E.S.S. wheel, Socialization. With the election approaching, we discuss how socialization is in effect during political messaging, our reactions to...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cold-Hearted Truth About Ice Baths||In this episode Dr. Jonathan Peake brings his latest research on cold water immersion to The Brain Always Wins. Recent findings suggest that we might want to reconsider our recovery practices. Dr. Peake brings his experience as an exercise...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLessons From Concussion||--||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre YOU a performer? Yes, WE all are!||In this episode Dr. John Sullivan and Julian Saad talk about what it means when they say, "We are all performers." On the brain level we are using brain performance on a daily basis. In this episode the duo discusses performance transferability from...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMythBusters: Brain Edition||In today's episode Julian and Dr. Sullivan bust some of the popularized myths about the brain: What percentage of our brain do we use? Do we have only five senses? When does the brain stop growing? Is it "all down hill" after 40? Are we "hard-wired"...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 The ILLUSION of "Mental Toughness"?||Some of the greatest moments in sport history have produced dialogue and quotes that perpetuate the topic of mental toughness. BAW Host Julian Saad interviews Elite Sport Psychologist, Dr. John Sullivan, to get a focused lens on the "Illusion" many...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Doping, The Olympics & You: What can we learn?||How does doping in the Olympics apply to you? Sounds like a controversial topic! In this episode, Clinical Sport Psychologist/Scientist Dr. John Sullivan and host Julian Saad discuss the important topic of doping inside and outside of elite sport. In...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Emotions Run the Show in Sport & Life||Is your pre-race, pre-competition, or pre-presentation pump-up music taking away from your performance? In Episode 7, you can learn how "Emotions run the show in sport and life." When Dr. John Sullivan says this, he means that as humans we actually...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Brain v.s. Mind & Cognitive Training||Cognitive training is the *C* in The Brain Always Wins P.R.O.C.E.S.S. wheel. In this episode Dr. John Sullivan and Julian Saad define "cognitive training" and identify some of these practices. The episode kicks off with an important discussion about...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Optimal Nutrition - The *O* in P.R.O.C.E.S.S.||Why does hunger produce negative emotions, lower performance, and increase physical discomfort? In this episode we jump into a discussion on optimal nutrition and its effect on brain health - both short term and long term. Dr. John Sullivan and Julian..||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Rest & Recovery - The R in P.R.O.C.E.S.S.||In this episode we delve into the *R* in the P.R.O.C.E.S.S. wheel in The Brain Always Wins book. In a world where performance is constantly measured (in work, in school, in sport, in family, and in life), we often forget to measure and give attention...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Should I Listen to the Brain Always Wins?||Take a 38 seconds to begin to answer an important "why" question. Why should I listen to The Brain Always Wins podcast?||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Chris Parker & The Importance of Narrative in Science||In Episode 3 at The Brain Always Wins Co-Author Chris Parker joins the show. Today we talk about why a good narrative is an important driver for good science, and why good science must reach the masses. Chris describes why brain management is our...||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Process: Physical Activity is in Service to Your Brain||Did you know that we need brain health before shape-change, fat-loss & lean muscle-mass result from exercise? While many of us believe exercise is in service to a fit body, it is actually in service to the brain. Join us as we explore why exercise is...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 The Brain Always Wins: What does this mean?||Join us for our first episode here at The Brain Always Wins. We use the phrase "the brain always wins" as a reminder that it’s our brain that ultimately determines how we feel, think and behave. It drives our ability to avoid or manage threats to our.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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