13 Jun 2016
Hear award-winning science writer and geneticist Jo Marchant talk about the latest science behind how thoughts, beliefs and emotions can influence physiology.
Ranging from religious healers to the placebo effect to mass hysteria, Marchant’s fascinating investigation challenges simple assumptions about how we relate to our bodies – and what it means to be human.
Dr Jo Marchant is the author of Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and Nature, and has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from Hospital Medical College in London.