The Power of Your Unconscious Mind

Summary: Understand the hidden workings of your mind: the conscious and unconscious.
Air Date: 3/30/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Leonard Mlodinow, PhD
Mlodinow2Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include three New York Times bestsellers: War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra); The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), and The Drunkard's Walk (also a New York Times Notable Book), as well as Feynman's Rainbow and Euclid's Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, to immigrant Jewish parents who were holocaust survivors. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is now at Caltech. His book The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives was a New York Times Bestseller, Editor's Choice, and Notable Book of the Year, and was short-listed for the Royal Society book award. His other books include two co-authored with physicist Stephen Hawking -- A Briefer History of Time, and The Grand Design. In addition to his books and research articles, he has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes magazine, among other publications, and for television series such as McGyver and Star Trek: the Next Generation.
The Power of Your Unconscious Mind
From your preference in politicians to the amount you tip waiters, your judgments and perceptions reflect what's happening on two levels of your mind: conscious and unconscious.

There's a lot of mystery about the unconscious mind, but researchers have made progress understanding its hidden workings. Tune in to best-selling author and physicist Leonard Mlodinow.

His book, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, examines how the subliminal mind shapes life experiences. Mlodinow explains some of the most obscure scientific subjects and what he shares may change your view of yourself and the world around you.

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