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The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan Harbinger, Erik Vance

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In this January 2021 episode of The Jordan Harbinger Show, journalist Erik Vance discusses the science behind the power of suggestion.

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The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

The Curious Science of the Suggestible You

by The Jordan Harbinger Show

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Even the most rational among us hold beliefs that others consider silly. We're all susceptible to suggestion, persuasion, and being gullible. But these qualities aren't necessarily bad. The mind forms beliefs that can be positive for our health and wellbeing.

Science journalist Erik Vance spent years researching the science of belief for his book Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal.

In this January 2021 episode of The Jordan Harbinger Show, Vance explains how our beliefs – from placebos to hypnosis – can help us lead healthier lives, and how to avoid having our beliefs taken advantage of.

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Our brains are actually so suggestible that we can inoculate ourselves against pain, hypnotize ourselves, even implant fake memories, like being abducted by aliens and other craziness.

- Jordan Harbinger

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