Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: Ellen Langer / Mind and Time

by Gary Niederhoff on April 5, 2015

Ellen Langer / Mind and Time
click to listen (trt 13:02)

Part 4 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring Ellen Langerr, professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, describing an experiment in the 70s and 80s wherein she took 8 men and put them in an environment that replicated 1959, when they would have been 20 years younger. They were told to put their minds in that year – and she wanted to see if their bodies would follow.

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avatar Øystein Haarklau Johansen April 20, 2015 at 3:47 am

I follow Big Picture Science and I enjoy myself and learn something new with every program. However I feel obliged to mention that the claims about reversing aging put forward by Professor Ellen Langer are quite controversial. For a good sceptical investigation of this and other claims by Dr Langer, see here:

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