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461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

Update: 2021-01-2613
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Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science journalist and author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal.


What We Discuss with Erik Vance:



  • How the human tendency for patternicity can be used to inoculate ourselves against pain, but also make us believe we've been abducted by space aliens.

  • The placebo effect vs. the nocebo effect.

  • The power of false memories and the "Satanic Panic" phenomenon of the 1980s.

  • How our brains twist reality to match expectations, and how it fits into our evolutionary model for survival.

  • Why Erik paid a Mexico City witch doctor to curse him -- for science!

  • And much more...


Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/461


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Curtis Miles

Wait... 'sham surgery'?

Feb 26th
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461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

461: Erik Vance | The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

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