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Skepticism abounds when it comes to spontaneous healing. Doctors are taught that “miraculous” recoveries are flukes, so they don’t study those cases or take them into account when treating patients. Enter Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, who has spent more than 15 years studying the phenomenon, showing that much of our physical reality is created in our minds. Perception changes experience. He compares notes with a neuroscientist who famously had her own stroke of insight: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own massive stroke as it happened, then documented it and her astonishing recovery.


This program is supported by Eileen Caulfield Schwab.

Lead support for Brainwave is provided by Science Sandbox, an initiative of Simons Foundation, and by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Major support is provided by Gerry Ohrstrom, Rasika and Girish Reddy, and Noah P. Dorsky.

Program support is provided by Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Eva and Yoel Haller, Cheryl Henson, and Heather Beth Henson.

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