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Sending a Signal - Mind Field S2

2 weeks ago

I interview principal research statistician David Friedenberg about his role in analyzing all the data collected in a project aimed at helping a paralyzed man move again.

The Electric Brain - Mind Field S2 (Ep 8)

2 weeks ago

Our nervous system is fundamentally electric. We move our arm by sending a signal to the muscles that control it. That means we can bypass our brains and use electricity to control our bodies,...

Marcie Bockbrader Interview - Mind Field S2

2 weeks ago

Research Physiatrist Marcie Bockbrader talks to me about a brain-computer interface project that is helping a paralyzed man move his arm.

Dynamic Duet - Mind Field S2

3 weeks ago

Jazz pianist Dave O'Brien and his student Derek Paravicini play an impressive piano duet for me.

The Musical Savant - Mind Field S2

3 weeks ago

Derek Paravicini, a blind, autistic pianist and musical savant, sits down with me at the keyboard and shows off his incredible range of musical styles.

Hearing Test - Mind Field S2

3 weeks ago

Let's do a little test. I'll play two tones and you see if you're one of the few people who can notice a difference between them.

Divergent Minds - Mind Field S2 (Ep 7)

3 weeks ago

Scientists can't dissect living people's brains to study their function. But by examining the behavior of people whose brains are atypical (due to stroke, injury, or being born that way),...

Thought Implant - Mind Field S2

4 weeks ago

Check out the final stage of our power of suggestion test, where we try to convince our subjects that a brain scanner can implant a number in their minds.

Sham Acupuncture - Mind Field S2

4 weeks ago

I go deeper into accessory-assisted placebos by discussing sham acupuncture—and getting stuck with a few needles in the process.

Unleashed - Mind Field S2

4 weeks ago

I attempt to discuss placebos, but my furry co-star keeps stealing the scene.

The Power of Suggestion - Mind Field S2 (Ep 6)

4 weeks ago

Exactly how do placebos work? Researchers believe that, through the power of suggestion, placebos may unleash the power of our own subconscious minds to cure ourselves. I was honored to participat...

Hero in the Sky - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

I interview Shirley Dygert, a first time skydiver, and her tandem skydiving instructor, Dave Hartsock, about a treacherous skydive they both miraculously survived.

How to Make a Hero - Mind Field S2 (Ep 5)

1 month ago

What makes a hero? Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist behind the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, now runs seminars to teach everyday people how to be heroes. But can heroism be learned?...

Mr. Xtreme - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

In San Diego, real-life superheroes walk the streets as part of the Xtreme Justice League. I chat with Mr. Xtreme, one of the league's most visible members, to discuss what it means to be...

False Confession Victim - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

I sit down with Jeffrey Deskovic, a real-life victim of a false confession conviction. Special thanks to Jeffrey Deskovic and the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation: http://www.deskovic.org/

Digital Drugs - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

Is there a way to experience the effects of psychedelic drugs without having to ingest anything? Watch as I test out a few of these unconventional audio and visual files to see if their claims...

Uncut False Confession - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

Expert Melissa Russano elicits a false confession from one of our test subjects in this fascinating, uncut session.

The Human Lab Rat - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

Check out this extended cut of my challenging experience as a human lab rat in a giant, 60-foot real-world maze.

The Psychedelic Experience - Mind Field S2 (Ep 2)

1 month ago

Do psychedelic drugs really bring about self-healing and personal enlightenment? New research says they may. In this episode, I travel to the Amazonian jungle of Peru to experience the mind-expan...

Gail Thomas Interview - Mind Field S2

1 month ago

I explore how psychedelics can improve mental health in my interview with cancer survivor Gail Thomas, as we discuss her experience in a study involving psilocybin--or mushrooms.

Interrogation - Mind Field S2 (Ep 3)

1 month ago

Psychology. Neuroscience. Drugs. All can be tools of interrogation. In this episode, an expert shows me how to coerce unsuspecting subjects into signing false confessions; a police psychologis...