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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Sanity/Insanity: The Rosenhan Experiment

November 3rd, 2015

Episode 657 of 846 episodes

How do we know precisely what constitutes "normality" or mental illness? And if there is a difference, can anybody know it when they see it? Even professionals? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the groundbreaking 1973 study that saw eight otherwise-healthy “pseudopatients” admitted to 12 different psychiatric facilities and diagnosed with mental illness.

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