Erik Vance on the Tim Ferriss Show

Erik Vance prepares to have his brain scanned while attempting to create a hypnosis-like trance in his mind. Image by Liz Neely. Seattle, WA, 2016.

What role does belief play in your life? Is it just something you think about on Sunday morning or does it affect every decision you make? What role does it take in the creation and provision of modern medicine? It turns out that a new branch of science is pulling apart the mechanisms of belief in our lives and providing early answers to these and many other questions. In this podcast, science writer Erik Vance talks to Tim Ferriss about science writing, porcupines, and the future of mind/body medicine.