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Published on Jan 12, 2014
Scientists and physicians have long known that fear, stress, and pessimism can cause illness and even kill us. But could the converse also be true? Could we cure ourselves with optimism? Dr. Allan Hamilton, a Harvard-trained brain surgeon and the author of the award-winning book, The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and Healing Power of Hope, explores the emerging science of how our brains may be hard-wired to empower us with hope and why looking for the silver linings may actually make the clouds disappear.
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