09/16/2013 01:03 pm ET

Alan Alda And The Truth About Hypnosis (VIDEO)

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Alan Alda told me about the first time he was hypnotized. When he was an out-of-work actor, Alan got paid $25 to participate in a psychiatric study where he was hypnotized. He told me that there was no doubt in his mind that it worked! Today, he puts himself into a hypnotic trance when he's in unpleasant situations -- like when he's getting an MRI.

Watch Alan's new PBS broadcast, "Brains on Trial" for a fascinating look at neuroscience in the courtroom.

See below for more on Alan's work in science and his legendary career:

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