When Your Thoughts Are Not Your Own

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So far this season of “WFLT: Converts Edition,” we’ve focused on why the brain resists change — but that doesn’t mean that people give up on trying. Previous episodes have taught us that arguing doesn’t work and that people’s beliefs can be impervious to facts. But what about the blunt force approach? What about… brainwashing?

We'll talk to science writer Kathleen Turner, author of the book, "Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control.”

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