Episode 103

How Immersion Can Improve Your Mood, Energy and Performance with Dr Paul J. Zak


June 21st, 2023

58 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

*The information in this podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners.

What if you could measure and improve your emotional fitness with an inexpensive wearable device and a free app? In this episode, we talk to Dr Paul Zak, a pioneer in the neuroscience of immersion and happiness, who has developed a groundbreaking technology that can do just that.
In this episode, you will learn:

• What is immersion and why is it important for our well-being and performance?

• How does immersion relate to dopamine and oxytocin, two key neurotransmitters that regulate our attention and emotions?

• How can you use Dr Zak’s technology to measure your immersion and psychological safety, and prevent or manage low mood and low energy?

Dr Paul Zak has spent the past two decades searching for signals within the brain to predict what brain’s value and if people will take action. This quest has resulted in discovering neuroscience that uncovered keys to happiness and joy, and more recently, potential clinical benefits in predicting low mood and burnout. In this episode, Paul describes his mapping of what he has dubbed ‘immersion’ – a unique neurological state of engagement that has tremendous predictive power and emerging clinical utility.

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with Dr Paul Zak, who will share his insights and stories from his decades of research on the brain and happiness. Subscribe to the Metagenics Institute Podcast today and get ready to be immersed in the science of immersion.

Useful links:

Merritt SH, Krouse M, Alogaily RS, Zak PJ. Continuous Neurophysiologic Data Accurately Predict Mood and Energy in the Elderly. Brain Sci. 2022;12(9):1240. Published 2022 Sep 14. doi:10.3390/brainsci12091240

Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and the Source of Happiness

• Launch of Tuesday App