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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 6th Mar 2005

The Science of Hypnosis

This week we're picking the brains of two top experts on the science of hypnosis. Dr Peter Naish from the Open University discusses what hypnosis is, how stage hypnosis differs from therapeutic hypnosis, how new evidence suggests that hypnosis isn't just 'all in the mind', and whether hypnosis can reveal your former life, while Dr Tannis Laidlaw from Imperial College London talks about how hypnosis can help people give up smoking, reduce stress and improve well-being. In our second look at how Einstein has influenced science in our living rooms, Philippa Law accounts for how calculators work.

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