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CCU science professor featured on Discovery Channel program

October 26, 2012

Cynthia Meyersburg, an experimental psychopathologist and Coastal Carolina University faculty member, will be featured on "Brainwashed," a Discovery Channel Curiosity series program, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m.

Meyersburg, an assistant professor of psychology at CCU, served as consultant for the program and appears on a panel of experts with Mark Stokes, a cognitive neuroscientist at Oxford, and forensic psychologist Jeff Kieliszewski. Auto Insurance reviews

The show investigates whether it is possible to use hypnosis to brainwash participants. It explores whether we truly are in command of our own minds and follows a hypnotherapist and a group of scientists as they embark on an audacious experiment to see if ordinary people can be brainwashed and turned into assassins.

Meyersburg earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Harvard University, where she just completed a postdoctoral fellowship. She has conducted studies on false memory.

To preview the show, visit: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49535810#49535810.