Paul Middlebrooks

Paul Middlebrooks

is creating Brain Inspired Podcast

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I host the Brain Inspired podcast.

I spent over 10 years as a neuroscientist studying visual decision-making in nonhuman primates. A few years as a technician, 4.5 years obtaining a PhD, and 6 years as a postdoctoral researcher.

The work was beautiful, rewarding, challenging, demanding, time-consuming, messy, and downright frustrating. The people I met were the best. I miss them. Maybe you’ll hear about some of them in the show.

But my life lacked the sense of adventure and fire I had when I started. And I worried about the next step for me, becoming a faculty member to run my own lab, with ever more responsibility and administrative duties. My wife and I formed a plan to break the traditional bonds of work and family life.

We became online entrepreneurs. I quit academia, we sold our suburban house, our little Hyundai Elantra, and the vast majority of our “stuff”. We moved into a 35 foot 5th wheel. We towed it behind a diesel-guzzling monster of a truck. We went places. Then the sucker broke down, so we decided to settle in Durango, CO for a bit - a place we love.

After a year of working harder than ever (ironic, I know) on an online yoga business my wife founded, it was time for me to pursue my next endeavor.

So… Hello! I’m happy to have you join this adventure.
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I host the Brain Inspired podcast.

I spent over 10 years as a neuroscientist studying visual decision-making in nonhuman primates. A few years as a technician, 4.5 years obtaining a PhD, and 6 years as a postdoctoral researcher.

The work was beautiful, rewarding, challenging, demanding, time-consuming, messy, and downright frustrating. The people I met were the best. I miss them. Maybe you’ll hear about some of them in the show.

But my life lacked the sense of adventure and fire I had when I started. And I worried about the next step for me, becoming a faculty member to run my own lab, with ever more responsibility and administrative duties. My wife and I formed a plan to break the traditional bonds of work and family life.

We became online entrepreneurs. I quit academia, we sold our suburban house, our little Hyundai Elantra, and the vast majority of our “stuff”. We moved into a 35 foot 5th wheel. We towed it behind a diesel-guzzling monster of a truck. We went places. Then the sucker broke down, so we decided to settle in Durango, CO for a bit - a place we love.

After a year of working harder than ever (ironic, I know) on an online yoga business my wife founded, it was time for me to pursue my next endeavor.

So… Hello! I’m happy to have you join this adventure.

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