DR HUBERMAN!!.... THANK you for that most recent episode with Dr. Seinberg on brain health. I have been (im)patiently waiting to hear you cover TBI's. I am hoping that you will soon do a complete deep dive into tbi's and concussion since I am one of those patients seeking help and treatment with my concussion history and potential cte condition. I have listened intently thru Spotify to all the related episodes, but I am really hoping you will cover this subject in detail. These productions have been fabulous. Much appreciated! Best regards, Erik Scholten


Thank you for your thoughtful message, Erik! It's great to hear that you found the recent episode with Dr. Steinberg informative and useful.

Regarding traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions, it's clear that this is a topic of deep concern and importance. Dr. Andrew Huberman has indeed discussed aspects of recovery from TBIs and concussions across several episodes, highlighting various facets from the underlying science to practical advice for those affected.

Here are a few key insights shared by Dr. Huberman on this topic:

  1. Recovery Considerations:

    • Dr. Huberman discusses the importance of understanding recovery from concussions as it relates to both specific injuries and general brain aging. He emphasizes the variation in symptoms and recovery processes experienced by individuals with TBIs, ranging from headaches and photophobia to mood issues and sleep disruptions. The discussion also touches on preventative measures to avoid repeat injuries, particularly for athletes and individuals in high-risk professions like construction [1].
  2. Sensory Impact and Recovery:

    • One notable aspect of concussion recovery is the impact on the olfactory system. Dr. Huberman explains how damage to olfactory neurons can occur during head injuries and how the recovery of the sense of smell can be an indicator of concussion severity. He discusses strategies for olfactory training as a tool for neurogenesis and sensory recovery [2].
  3. Broader Prevalence and Long-term Impact:

    • Concussions and TBIs are not just issues for athletes; they occur across a wide range of situations including domestic accidents and work-related injuries. Dr. Huberman and his guests discuss the underappreciation of how common and impactful these injuries can be, highlighting the need for greater awareness and better interventions [3].

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      Andrew discusses the importance of understanding recovery from TBI and how it relates to normal aging. He also emphasizes the need to avoid a second TBI and the role of the glymphatic system in repairing the brain.

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  4. Advancements in Treatment:

    • There have been discussions about the latest advancements in treating brain injuries, including the potential roles of stem cells in recovering function after TBIS, concussions, and other brain disruptions. These treatments are on the cutting edge of neuroscientific research and hold promise for better outcomes for TBI patients [

Dr. Huberman's discussions aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of TBIs from multiple angles. He often stresses the importance of individualized care, acknowledging the varied experiences and needs of those affected by such injuries. Keep an eye out for more in-depth explorations in future episodes of the [], as Dr. Huberman has expressed plans to further dive into this topic.

Your engagement and feedback are much appreciated, Erik. I hope this information is helpful, and I wish you the very best in your continued recovery and learning journey.