In this podcast episode, my guest is an expert on how brains change in response to experiences. Dr. Kelly Lambert, an author and behavioral neuroscientist, offers us some truly old-fashioned remedies to an ever-present modern problem of increasing rates of depression.
While antidepressants have become a multi-billion-dollar industry in recent decades, the rates of depression haven’t gone down. Dr. Kelly Lambert offers very interesting insights, and brilliant, simple suggestions that homesteaders will totally relate to.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Background and defining ‘neuroplasticity’
- How to create enriched environments
- Statistics about rates of depression in modern culture
- Why it’s more than an action (it’s also the experience)
- Exercise vs. hobbies: are they equal in their benefits to our brains?
- Brain perspectives: do we want the easy thing or the hard thing?
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