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Science & Medicine, Medicine

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The power of names

April 23rd, 2015

Episode 310 of 1326 episodes

Is there a story behind your name? Parents often put a lot of thought into giving their children a name with meaning in the hope that it might have a positive influence on their life. Why do we imbue names with so much power and is there any evidence of their determinative effects on us?

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