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I interview principal research statistician David Friedenberg about his role in analyzing all the data collected in a project aimed
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Research Physiatrist Marcie Bockbrader talks to me about a brain-computer interface project that is helping a paralyzed man move his
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Our nervous system is fundamentally electric. We move our arm by sending a signal to the muscles that control
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Jazz pianist Dave O’Brien and his student Derek Paravicini play an impressive piano duet for me.
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Scientists can’t dissect living people’s brains to study their function. But by examining the behavior of people whose brains are
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Let’s do a little test. I’ll play two tones and you see if you’re one of the few people who
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Derek Paravicini, a blind, autistic pianist and musical savant, sits down with me at the keyboard and shows off his
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I go deeper into accessory-assisted placebos by discussing sham acupuncture—and getting stuck with a few needles in the process.
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Check out the final stage of our power of suggestion test, where we try to convince our subjects that a
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Exactly how do placebos work? Researchers believe that, through the power of suggestion, placebos may unleash the power of
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I attempt to discuss placebos, but my furry co-star keeps stealing the scene.
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I interview Shirley Dygert, a first time skydiver, and her tandem skydiving instructor, Dave Hartsock, about a treacherous skydive they
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What makes a hero? Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist behind the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, now runs seminars to teach
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In San Diego, real-life superheroes walk the streets as part of the Xtreme Justice League. I chat with Mr. Xtreme,
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Check out this extended cut of my challenging experience as a human lab rat in a giant, 60-foot real-world maze.
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I sit down with Jeffrey Deskovic, a real-life victim of a false confession conviction.
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Expert Melissa Russano elicits a false confession from one of our test subjects in this fascinating, uncut session.
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Is there a way to experience the effects of psychedelic drugs without having to ingest anything? Watch as I test
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I explore how psychedelics can improve mental health in my interview with cancer survivor Gail Thomas, as we discuss her
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With just seven days until my Ayahuasca ceremony, I fill out a recommended personality survey—which becomes a little revealing.
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Watch as a Peruvian Shaman performs his icaro—or healing chant—in its entirety, from my Ayahuasca ceremony.
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I get candid with Grayson Brulte, autonomous vehicle expert, as we discuss the potential ethical issues associated with driverless cars.
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Technology isn’t just changing our lives. It’s literally changing our brains -- and maybe for the better. In
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Psychology. Neuroscience. Drugs. All can be tools of interrogation. In this episode, an expert shows me