This episode is about the practice of gratitude, which has been shown to improve physiological and psychological health. What's even better in that improvements can be seen with only 5 minutes a week.
In this episode, I reference The Huberman Lab Podcast Episode 47 The Science of Gratitude & How to Build a Gratitude Practice.
There are also a number of research papers referenced which are listed below:
Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(2), 377–389. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3518.104.22.1687
Seligman, M. E. P., Steen, T. A., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2005). Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Valida-tion of Interventions. American Psychologist, 60(5), 410–421. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.60.5.410
Hori D, Sasahara S, Doki S, Oi Y, & Matsuzaki I. (2020) Prefrontal activation while listening to a letter of gratitude read aloud by a coworker face-to-face: A NIRS study. PLoS One, 15(9),e0238715. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7478838/
Hazlett LI, Moieni M, Irwin MR, Byrne KE,Jevtic I, Meyer ML, Breen EC, Cole SW, & Eisenberger NI. (2021) Exploring neural mechanisms of the health benefits of gratitude in women: A randomized controlled trial. Brain Behav Immun. 95, 444-453. PMID: 33932527
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