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  • Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body | Jo Marchant

    Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jo Marchant
    • Narrated By Genevieve Swallow
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    In Cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of this new world of medicine. We learn how meditation protects against depression and dementia, how social connections increase life expectancy and how patients who feel cared for recover from surgery faster. We meet Iraq war veterans who are using a virtual arctic world to treat their burns and children whose ADHD is kept under control with half the normal dose of medication.

    TimothyT says: "A brilliantly outlined Classic in the field of Mind Body Medicine"
  • Decoding the Heavens | Jo Marchant

    Decoding the Heavens

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jo Marchant
    • Narrated By Julie Eickhoff
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    In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the 100-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.

    Sean says: "Very satisfying account of an ancient mystery"
  • Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body | Jo Marchant

    Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jo Marchant
    • Narrated By Genevieve Swallow
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    The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies quite profoundly, there is now great promise, too. Jo Marchant attempts to use scientific research to find out if alternative medicines work; if our thoughts, beliefs and emotions influence our physical health; and if we can train our brains to heal our bodies.

    Andrew says: "Medical equivalent book to “Scientific Creationism"
  • A Placebo Treatment for Pain | Jo Marchant

    A Placebo Treatment for Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Jo Marchant
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    "A Placebo Treatment for Pain" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Jo Marchant and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck | Jo Marchant

    Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Jo Marchant
    • Narrated By Jef Holbrook
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    Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then wipes his hands with a solution of bleach. In front of him is a large Tupperware box full of plastic bags that each contain sea water and a piece of redstained bone. He lifts one out and inspects its contents as several archaeologists hover behind, waiting for his verdict. They’re hoping he can pull off a feat never attempted before - DNA analysis on someone who has been under the sea for 2,000 years.

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