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What Is Hypnosis? | Curiosity: Brainwashed

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CURIOSITY continues Sundays at 9/8c on Discovery. | | There is no clear understanding of what hypnosis is. It has a tremendous power to do good but has to be respected.
CURIOSITY continues Sundays at 9/8c on Discovery. | | Can a human really be brainwashed to perform extreme tasks?
In this lecture we investigate the phenomenon of brainwashing. We describe the 20th century British psychiatrist William Sargant's ideas regarding how the victim of brainwashing is similar to the religious convert and the therapy patient who undergo 'sudden conversions'. We finish the lecture by looking at how fear can be used as tool for 'mass brainwashing'. For more videos visit our site at
CURIOSITY continues Sunday, September 11 at 8PM e/p with Curiosity: What's Beneath America? | | The Captain and designer become concerned about the condition of the ship.
An ode to curiosity… with LEGO Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: Follow on Tumblr: Follow on Instagram: My tribute to Curiosity, both the NASA rover and the human desire to discover, featuring words from some of science's greatest minds and LEGO's special edition Mars rover set. SOURCES: Carl Sagan: “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - The Lives of the Stars” “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - The Backbone of the Night” “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean” Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Science is in our DNA” “Cosmos: A SPacetime Odyssey Q&A” Bill Nye: “The Good Stuff - Bill Nye and the Origin of Everything” “Why We Explore” “Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham” Hank Green: “Curiosity is the Finest Human Quality” Jane Goodall: “Sowing the Seeds of Hope” Richard Feynman: “Take the World From a Different Point of View” James Cameron: “Before Avatar - A Curious Boy (TED2010)” Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! ----------------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: Google+ For more awesome science, check out: Produced by PBS Digital Studios: Joe Hanson - Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director/Editor Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Music: “Evolver” by Jesper Kyd (APM Music Library) ----------------- Last week’s video: Where Do Birds Go In Winter: More videos: Why Are Some People Left-Handed? Why Did We Blow on NES Games? The Science of Game of Thrones - There Was No First Human - How The Elements Got Their Names -
Curiosity is a big part of what it means to be human. It's also the name of NASA's next Mars rover. This 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how one type of curiosity can inspire another. See the videos "Mars in a Minute": Release Date: 11 April 2012 Credit: NASA/JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Apr 28, 2013; 5:00 AM ET Communication is temporarily cut off with Curiosity, as the sun now lays between the Earth and Mars.