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Get Me Hypnotized

Emily Ogden’s (University of Virginia)

From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical consulting rooms. Emily Ogden’s new book is “Credulity: A Cultural History of U.S. Mesmerism.”

18 mins

Snoozing Under the Sea

Jeff Dyche (James Madison University)

Until recently, submariners lived 18 hour days instead of 24 hour days–and they were getting sick because of it. Jeff Dyche says that when we mess with the 24 hour clock, there are all kinds of bad side effects.

10 mins

Measuring Mindfulness

Daniel Hirshberg (University of Mary Washington)

Daniel Hirshberg explores the subconscious with his Contemplative Studies students by wiring meditating students up to brain-imaging headsets.

11 mins

Religious Love in India

Graham Schweig (Christopher Newport University)

Graham Schweig has been practicing meditation for more than 50 years. He says “deepening the heart” is the real aim of many of India’s yoga traditions.

13 mins

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